It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?

), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things.

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In fact, you may find that dating an older man is actually easier than dating a man your age who is less mature than you.

According to an article in Ask Men, women who date older men often do so for a variety of reasons.

Since an older man may have a broader perspective on life simply because he is more experienced, you can ask him questions that a younger man might find threatening.

For instance, you can ask him about career growth or money management because he is likely to be very supportive, offering you advice from his experience, referring you to professional colleagues, or simply pointing out where you can find your best answers.

First of all, let’s ditch the oldest myths in the book: (a) Not every older man wants to settle down (b) Not every younger man wants to date tons of women Many women believe dating older men is the best way to go to secure commitment.

Younger men have the stereotype of wanting to exercise their options.

Anyone who’s been in a serious long-term relationship knows the journey isn’t without certain challenges, and when you’re dating an older man—we’re talking a decade or more—things can get even trickier.

I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.

What does he talk about regarding his career; what are his long-term plans?

These have a lot to do with whether he is willing to commit.

While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.