So that’s how to avoid the younger women who are after you for your money…But what about those younger women who refuse on “principle” to date older men?Another potential difficulty may come from your family, or his, if they are not supportive of the relationship.
What She Offers You What does an older woman offer you?
Q: It’s been almost four years since my divorce and I’ve been doing OK as a single mom. They would tell you that “age ain’t nothing but a number.” In fact, women dating and marrying younger men is a growing trend. Census Bureau figures from 2000 indicate that 12 percent of all marriages were between older women and younger men.
But now I’ve met a really great guy and I think it may develop into something more than just dating. An AARP study in 2003 found that 34 percent of women over 40 had dated younger men; in a recent online survey, that figure rose to 67 percent. This phenomenon is increasing as career-oriented women become more financially secure, powerful and self-confident.
There are some particular difficulties that could emerge because of your age difference — for example, you may be on different timetables as far as having children are concerned.
Since you already have children from your first marriage, this may not be a significant issue for you.