I still get the common response from my friends: “He's too old for you! ” I've also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a “gold digger.”So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I'm not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It's more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:– They're not ambitious enough, or they don’t have a go-getter attitude.– They're not financially stable.– They still want to date around.– They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.– They don't have their sh*t together.That relationship was fun and short-lived, but what I’ve learned since then has taken me a long way when dating older men.
What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married?
Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?
The only thing probably missing in my life is a partner, a published book and an owned property… To elaborate even further, I'm an only child, and growing up, I never had many close friends. I was teased and picked on a lot from the kids at school. I guess that's where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out.
I never babysat the kids in my neighborhood once; I couldn't relate to kids at all. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn't start actually dating an older guy until I was 26; he was 40.
"Russian born and raised, I came to Toronto at the age of twelve.
Having lived in both countries and traveled extensively, I consider myself more of a citizen of the world rather than belonging to one culture.“ It was this along with my own international dating experience that got me interested in culture, mainly - how do men and women interact romantically around the world?
There's always a reason, but the best thing is not to push. The important thing is how you two feel about one another and the good times you share.
And don't call him an “old man,” even if you're joking; it will only make matters worse!
But, it's not all good things, as there’s also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.
In fact, a Boston Globe report went a step further to chart Clooney's age difference history with previous girlfriends, the average being 9.73 years.
I'm not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn't been fulfilling for me.