Joy brown dating older men
Age does matter when it comes to having a successful relationship so be sure to give it the time it needs so you can plan ahead of time for these life events.
One of the unique things about a relationship is that it is constantly changing and you need to acknowledge that two people trying to spend their life together are going to go through ups and downs, highs and lows, and of course, physical and personality changes.
So while most of society thinks that men – in general – would prefer a “trophy wife,” it turns out that men are more conservative when it comes to choosing a life partner than society gives them credit for. Men tend to stick to their own age as the maximum limit age they are willing to date, and surprisingly, tended to prefer partners that were only a few years younger.
Women are trending higher than the rule would suggest as well: for most middle-aged women, they prefer to keep their dating partner’s age closer to 3-5 years away from their own age.
For most people, they use the simple rule of “half your age plus seven years” for dating someone younger than themselves, and they use the rule to determine if someone is too old for them is “subtract seven years and double that number.” So if someone is 30 years old, according to these rules, they should be dating people ranging from ages 22 – 46.
That’s a huge range, and you can imagine the mental states and life experiences of someone who is 22 is drastically different than someone who is 46.
The statistics betting against the success of your relationship are quite high and many people wonder if they’ll ever find the right person for them.
So rather than try to brush your age difference under the rug and forget about it, take the time to acknowledge what this age gap will mean for you at certain stages of your lives.
This is especially important if the haters are closer to you, like your parents.
It’s hard to think our parents are wrong and even as adults we often think they still know what is best for us, so don’t let yourself get sucked into that kind of thinking. While it’s important to consider what a big age gap might mean for your relationship down the road, don’t let the thoughts and worries prevent you from enjoying your relationship now.
For example, if you start dating someone who is 20 when you are 26 years old, they are within the acceptable age range, according to the rule, but it is the very limit of your minimum age range.
But when you are 30, and they are 24, your new age range is 22, and they are well above that range. If you love each other, age doesn’t matter, but it is a good guideline when you are thinking about a future together, or if you care at all what society thinks.