Dating for older men
Online dating sites have made it easier for women to find men of all varieties—single, divorced, rich, and even married men.
In fact, many are full of married men pretending to be single or divorced.
At 33, I found it much harder to meet men than it had been in my early twenties.
When I set up a profile on Ok Cupid, I was inundated with messages from men in their late forties, fifties and even some in their sixties.
In fact, statistics prove that, on average, American men marry younger women.
According to the same study, successful men featured on the Forbes 400 list married women seven years younger. When these super-rich men remarried, their subsequent partner was substantially younger, 22-years younger on average. Financial gain seems to be the obvious answer, so I will get it out of the way straightaway. Girls get a head-start by marrying older men, as it affords them a similar or better lifestyle than they were used to while living with their parents.
Finally, let's get into some of the problems that a couple may face when the guy is much older. The benefits of dating an older man are very few, and most fathers would have a hard time if their daughters began to date one.
To get an idea of the possible challenges, you only have to read the experiences of women who have married old men. To be fair, some couples have successfully lived together despite the age difference.
All of this makes it easier for younger women to meet and date younger men.
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