The younger woman has a lack of experience compared to the older man, the older man has way more vast and varied experienced to draw from. Which can lead to clashing idea's because have yet to deal with what he's dealt with and so on and so forth.
You're completely from different decades and in different stages o life.
To him being much older you may seem immature or even childish.
The biggest disadvantage is that the guy has a lot more experience and may use that to take advantage of a young woman. He may make false promises, and she may believe them because less she doesn't have much practice detecting BS. Family used to protect young women from predatory men but it's a lot harder when young women are living away from home. Or sometimes older guys dating younger women because women their own age view them as immature.
A 21-year-old being courted by a 31-year-old should keep her eyes wide open and not rush into marriage and pregnancy. That 31-year-old who seems so sophisticated compared to the 21-year-old guys often turns out to be stuck somewhere around 25.
It really comes down to you and the differences between you two. If your willing to date, then you obviously don't care much about negative comments from friends and family. The only awkward times are being around each other's family and friends and sticking out because of the age difference.
well the biggest reason is: that huge difference in life experience is pretty severe. a 70 yo woman and a 80 yo man is fine. life experience gains slower and slower, pretty much negative exponentially. though if you´re just 20 and he´s 30 it´s pretty much like him dating a child. it could work for some time but you´ll soon relaize, that the gap is too big and it won´t work in the long run.
I can't think of any. Unless you get married and he gets older a lot quicker than you. For example you want 3 kids, he doesn't want any. Or you are really active but he is always tired to do anything. Maybe his friends are all old too. That wouldn't be too cool.
When I was 21 I dated a guy who was 15 years older than me. Disadvantages were, people looked at us weird sometimes or we got some disapproval. I also wasn't about to tell my parents. It didn't last long
He can take advantage of you and make you "grow up" too fast. Like getting marry early and having kids. That one issue I see because how would you two have anything in common, if he likes the things you like (certain things). I would question that.