Dating someone younger in college
#2 Younger men can be clueless when it comes to relationships.Although they tend to be less cynical, there’s commonly a negative side to men who lack relationship experience too.[Read: 9 things you can’t overlook when you date a single parent] He also may not have purchased a home yet, something that tends to take up time and energy.And if you’re still renting too, you two may become first-time homebuyers together someday. If the man you’re dating is a few years younger than you, then unless you’ve had far less relationship experience than others your age, he likely hasn’t dated as many people in a serious manner.
[Read: 22 big early warning signs of a bad boyfriend] #4 Younger men may worship the ground that you walk on.
Older men who have been through one or two marriages and divorces, or even the breakup of several long-term romances often become cynical about relationships in general, although they still desire companionship.
Some may be quite suspicious of you, expecting that you’ll do something that an ex did, or they may not put as much effort into a relationship as they would have in the past, making it seem like they don’t care very much.
Recently though, as women have become more socially, psychologically, and sexually liberated, some have begun to ignore social prejudices by dating younger men, sometimes with that five to seven year age gap between themselves and their partners. If you see or hear of one of these unconventional couples, your first instinct might be to giggle and make jokes about “robbing the cradle” or “cougars,” but is an older woman dating a younger man really so bad?
Let’s take a look at the main reasons why you may want to consider a younger man for a significant other, as well as reasons why not.
For instance, if you’re 30 and you’re dating a 24-year-old, he may enjoy playing video games for hours with his buddies and drinking until he’s sick at a local pub, while you left that stuff behind in college *which he likely recently emerged from* and have moved on to more classy pastimes.