I'm recently divorced but also had a brief (8 month) relationship with a beautiful woman 15 years younger than me (I'm 46, she was 32). I fell in love with her but she didn't fall in love with me.. I made some mistakes early on that put me in a "needy" category and it was an uphill battle for me to fix it.. I've since learned a bit about dating and relationships again after my 18 year marriage.
Anway, I feel like I lost my best chance at a new relationship with a beautiful younger woman (yes, I know that sounds shallow, sorry, please don't judge).
Was that a fluke or are more women open to being with men a good bit older than them? What would be the attraction and reason why?
Yes I think I would, I almost did in fact but other things stopped the relationship from happening and it was at the wrong time. If you're nice, funny and attractive.. and lastly have your life somewhat together its' not that hard to get younger females
Please don't feel bad. It was your first time dating in 18 years, you can't really fault yourself for making mistakes. It can be hard to come out of a long term relationship, a marriage, and then be thrown back into the dating world.
The thing is, you are capable of finding someone. But please don't limit yourself to only dating younger women. Try to have an open mind when dating.
It's definitely possible to find someone younger. But there is nothing wrong with dating people your own age as well.
I would date a guy who was divorced who is 10-15 years older than me. Actually, that seems to be all that is available now (I'm 26). Most of the guys my age are married or getting close to being married. I'm single unfortunately and it's hard to meet guys who have A) Never been married B) Never had kids, at this age.
I am trying to have an open mind. As long as the guy isn't carrying a lot of baggage from his previous relationship and is willing to give me an honest try, we can try dating.
No. My parents are that far apart and it's weird, like my dad is more of a grandpa than a dad. He retired a few years ago and my mom is supporting the family (plus his social security helps). He's home alone all day while she's at work. By the time she retires, he'll be in his eighties and too old to do anything fun that she wants to do. They don't get to enjoy life at the same stages.
No... I am not into big age differences at all. The guy gets all the perks and usually he is too controlling, too. I get tired of people pushing that I must give up my own desires and just date an older man with lopsided attraction to get loyalty.
That being said, I've liked a select few individuals who were 10-12 years older. But the mindset of older men who are open to only a much younger partner drives me bananas.
Nope, I use to have a thing for older men, dome of y'alll are set in y'all ways
Yep. When I was 23 I married a divorced man who was 14 years older than me. We are still happy after 17 years of marriage. He's fantastic, which is why I fell for him, and I decided age was just a number. Best decision of my life.
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