Dating Older Men: The Dos and Don’ts

Dating older men may be complicated, to say the least. It’s not a bed of roses and loving an older guy is no picnic. You must battle their views on marriage, the age gap, and, of course, the differing viewpoints. Love goes over time and distance; nevertheless, dating a guy 10 years older than you isn’t going to be simple.

Here’s a list of frequent dos and don’ts when it comes to dating older guys:

Do: Talk to your partner about how you see things going with your marriage. You both should be on the same page when it comes to what you want out.

Don’t: It’s not a good idea to put pressure on him to propose to you. It will just cause animosity.

Do: Enjoy your youth while encouraging him to have fun with you.

Don’t: When attempting new activities, don’t poke or make him feel ashamed of his age.

Do: What you can take away from him is truly limitless. After all, he has more expertise than you.

Don’t: Don’t let him lead you down the path to losing your individuality.

Do: Make a list of your expectations for the relationship and from him.

Don’t: Assumptions may cause you to make mistakes. You might expect that what he thinks about you is not the best course of action.

Do: Recognize that he will have a lot of scars, trauma, and emotional baggage from his prior relationships or even marriages.

Don’t: Don’t be frightened by all those emotions because if he truly loves you, he will try to get over his emotional baggage in order to be with you.

Do: Give him all of your love and make him feel extra appreciated.

Don’t: Make him feel jealous by not mingling with younger men or males of the same age.

Do: You can’t expect him to be more expert in the bedroom area. You should initiate sexual encounters and even experiment with new things.

Don’t: Don’t push him to do something he doesn’t want to do because he’s supposed to be more sexually experienced.

Do: Others will look at you and wonder why you’d want to be with an older guy. It’s just how things are in society. However, you must accept that such judgments will come your way.

Don’t: It’s not your decision who you should date or marry. It shouldn’t matter what others think about who you should date. He’s your partner, and he deserves to be treated as such.

With this knowledge in hand, it should be simpler to combat common judgments and severe critiques from others. Ultimately, the only thing that matters is your and your partner’s happiness!

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