This article in yahoo today caught my attention (it's a quick read)
Obviously this is opinion based but it is from Cosmo that is a reputable magazine. I thought it was a bit harsh but also contained some legit truths. I'm interested in your...
I was wondering do you agree or disagree?
Are there specific "truths" you take issue with?
Ones you agree with?
Does anyone have anyone personal stories that either support or contrast this articles's point?
Girls perspective, particularly if you've dated older men?
Men's perspective, particularly if you've dated younger women?
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I think that it really depends on how big the age gap is, and whether or not you're genuinely at different stages in life. A 30-year-old woman can plausibly have gone through a lot of the same things as a 50-year-old man (i.e. divorce, successes and failures in her career, children, etc.). A 20-year-old dating a 40-year-old is a whole other story, though. So while I agree that many of the points addressed in the article are valid, the context is a bit too vague. Not all age-gap relationships are dysfunctional; but they are a bit trickier.
I'm 24 and have had several different experiences dating older men (although by "older," I mean less than 15 years older than me... Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn't. But I find that as I get older, I become more and more attracted to people closer to my age. I think that what it boils down to -- for me, at least -- is that I want to date a man, not a boy. The younger you are, the less likely it is for you to establish a genuine relationship with an older man, for many of the reasons discussed in the article. It's true that age is just a number, but there are many trends among people of certain age groups that cannot be ignored.2