Dating someone much younger

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If you’re attracted to a younger man because you can control him, that’s not a healthy balance for a real and lasting relationship.

If this younger guy has limited relationship experience, and depending on his personality, he might not have the emotional maturity that you do.

It can be fun, especially if you’re 40 or older and figuring out what you want in terms of dating and relationships.

But realize: dating a younger man is definitely different from dating a man your age or even older.

Many men will put what they want in their dating profiles (“hookups only,” “LTR,” or “looking for a woman to spoil”) so don’t ignore what’s right in front of you.

Just don’t tell yourself that you’re okay with something casual if you’re secretly hoping that it will turn into more. If you’re dating a Millennial, chances are he’d prefer to text you than to call you.

They might text like crazy…and then stop texting for days.

They have no consideration for your feelings, and are totally self-absorbed.

Sure, it manifests in different forms – sometimes Tory and toffy, where the dream woman favours wellies and bad pashminas and Joules travel bags, and other times faux-bohemian, where she, like Grimes, is a touch more gothy, opting for black lace and a burgundy lip over a peppy pink shade.

“The possible connection here could be neatly characterized as Burning Man-esque.

One can imagine the pair sharing insights about space travel, psychedelics, polyamory – mining the kind of self-exploration that has begun to split the difference between Silicon Valley libertarian nerd-core and millennial Tumblr-bred experimentalism,” it observed.

Musk has taken to crying in media interviews and smoking weed live on camera (Grimes is undoubtedly ahead of him in emotional maturity, then). But how do such relationships stand up in the post-Me Too age, where issues of power imbalances are more discussed and understood than ever. Does the trophy wife – the young arm candy - reflect even slightly well anymore?

Women have always been skeptical, but now I’d say other men wouldn’t look at some 60-year-old with a 30-year-old girlfriend with too much envy either. Set your Guardian Soulmate settings to 32 and above.

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