And remember, it's kind of sexy when a man feels empowered enough to discuss his feelings.
There are enough hurdles to making a relationship work, however old you are, so why let age add more stress?
These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow. A long stints in an asylum for the criminally insane? But just because she hasn’t shared a similar experience, don't feel that she wouldn't relate to your life or your issues; open up and you never know what wisdom she could offer.
But just because you were her age once, it doesn’t mean that dating a young woman is always plain sailing. Whatever the age gap, here’s how to date a younger women successfully. Youth might imply less experience, but it doesn’t mean a lack of empathy, nous and emotional intelligence.
It's a common mistake for men, when faced with a saggy arse and uneven skin tone, to either give up completely or attempt to distract attention with a level of sartorial experimentation that smacks of desperation. Step away from Jack Wills and into Cos or Oliver Sweeney for simple, high-quality natural pieces that won’t swamp your distinguished features. Don't wear a watch that looks like a bedazzled dump-truck tyre Interesting philosophical question: Do dumbass guys buy obscenely large watches, or do obscenley large watches make a guy look like a dumbass?
You’ve been on this earth for longer, remember, and you should have learnt by now that you deserve someone who is more impressed by the size of your heart than your wallet.
Furthermore, don't presume that you have to “take care” of her emotionally.
Handsome — let’s just call him that — and I were celebrating my 57th birthday. After weeks of holding it in, I could finally say: Yes, indeed, mister, I am not only your age, I am one year older than you and sick of bulls—ing about the stuff I pretend to have missed.
What he didn’t know was that I was celebrating my 57th birthday for the sixth year in a row. So you can stop man-splaining events and happenings I know firsthand, thank you. I didn’t own it — my age and all the chapters of my very rich life — sexually and otherwise. When I made the decision to be up front, I was inspired by the unapologetic lived-in faces I’d adored as a kid.
For those in the know, you get two chances to fix your age on FB.