That being said, men dating women five or even seven years younger has generally been accepted, while a woman dating a man more than a year younger than them has been looked upon as quite odd.Recently though, as women have become more socially, psychologically, and sexually liberated, some have begun to ignore social prejudices by dating younger men, sometimes with that five to seven year age gap between themselves and their partners. If you see or hear of one of these unconventional couples, your first instinct might be to giggle and make jokes about “robbing the cradle” or “cougars,” but is an older woman dating a younger man really so bad?Furthermore, if you don’t enjoy this special attention, or you feel like he’s dating you just for the ego boost, it’s time to have a talk with him.[Read: 7 signs he’s only using you for all the wrong reasons] The annoying drawbacks of dating a younger man #1 Younger men may act childish.One drawback to dating a younger man is that he may be less mature than you.For instance, if you’re 30 and you’re dating a 24-year-old, he may enjoy playing video games for hours with his buddies and drinking until he’s sick at a local pub, while you left that stuff behind in college *which he likely recently emerged from* and have moved on to more classy pastimes.
Let’s discuss some key reasons why that might happen and the benefits, as well as shortcomings such relations offer.Older men often have responsibilities such as kids or a stressful job to worry about, but the younger you go, the less likely these aspects of life will be a factor.If you date a younger man who hasn’t got around to having kids yet, you won’t have to worry about any potentially awkward introductions, especially if you have your own children.And if you’re still renting too, you two may become first-time homebuyers together someday. If the man you’re dating is a few years younger than you, then unless you’ve had far less relationship experience than others your age, he likely hasn’t dated as many people in a serious manner.Older men who have been through one or two marriages and divorces, or even the breakup of several long-term romances often become cynical about relationships in general, although they still desire companionship.