Illustration by Erin Aniker. My First Time is a column and podcast series exploring sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a virgin. We all know your "first time" is about a lot more than just popping your cherry. I met my current partner seven years ago, when I was 21 and he was I definitely have a type with guys-much older, long hair, and beards.
When I met my partner I thought, Wow. We were friends for years before we started dating, because we were both in relationships with other people. But it was really fun and playful and explorative: all of those great things. Broadly speaking, older men are less goal-oriented when it comes to sex. Older people have had the time to unpack all the societal stigma that is programmed into sex.
I think that specific view of sex is something that younger men have. I certainly grew up thinking that sex went a certain way and that it was a very specific thing, and if you deviated from that, you were doing it wrong.
I think a lot of women share that experience. People will always judge you, whatever you do. He lost his wife 3 years ago. I enjoy being with him but the problem is he sexing me very much and make sure that his dick gets in right through I feel like I need to say something since my experiences are rather far different than anyone here.
My parents married when they are in their 30s. My mom was in her late 30s when I was born and my dad just turned 39 two days before I was born.
From a young age, their company became mine. Their interests became mine. As I grew older, it exponentially expanded. I currently am 2 days short of being I am a little bit crazy about a man who is precisely 40 years my senior. I earned my keep since I was I am financially independent, highly skilled and domesticated. I stay with my mom to help her out which I think is far better than renting space and worrying how my mom can get by.
· Are you wondering if dating your ex again is a good idea? Before you go back to the past, here 10 rules that will save you both a lot of heartache. I’m one of those people who rarely give second chances. In my opinion, if it didn’t work the first time why bother trying a second? But, every once. · "I was 43 and my now ex-boyfriend was 29, which actually isn't that much of an age gap. However, there were four or five times when we were out and people thought that I was his mother.Àâòîð: Jen Glantz. · My first boyfriend was four years older than me, and since then I’ve always dated men who were at least a decade older than me. I met my current partner seven years ago, when I Àâòîð: Amy Anderson,Sirin Kale.
Why do I like older men? Well, I am a weirdo. I am lonely despite having a healthy circle of friends and family. My social life is not a problem. I was a strong Mensa candidate when I was I am trying out next year I never felt it was right for my mom to pay for the exam and membership I am a bit in the odd bunch because my IQ shot farther than most.
I am far beyond my years, I have little in common with people my age. I have not a single friend of my age who can. This all changed when I had a boyfriend who was 58 and I was The conversations were endless, insightful and nourishing.
It was like a breath of fresh air.
He has never met anyone else like me and I have never met anyone else like him, though half of my social circle are about his age. Unfortunately, he lied to me about being divorced. My values and principles matter more to me than my own emotions so I left. It was a shame to let go of someone you are incredibly compatible with. Then came my ex-fiance a year after.
I was 19 and he was He understood who I am, what I want to be and what I know. He was wise and so was I. I lived life too fast living in a poor nation and for a few years, being in the poorest of the poor. Anyway, I digress. I can say, being with him is one of the best moments of my life for which I am grateful though the bitter end came when he, rather uncharacteristically, sought casual relationships outside of ours and without my knowledge.
Again, I left. Then came my new love affair. Far more experienced than I will ever be but the common goals and interests are far too many to even mention in this little comment box. Generally, he wants a tender, loving woman and I want a smart, gentle man.
The idea of stability and security is indeed incredibly appealing to me as I believe the best of my years are better spent in intellectual endeavours or boosting my career or helping my family. I do not feel financially insecure or unstable. I am referring to stability and security relationship wise. I do not want to spend my 20s playing dating games, having casual sex or being in relationships with no goals.
I want to be a Clinical Psychologist by 26 and a Doctorate by 30s.
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I do not want to follow the norm of settling down only when you are too old. I want to be enjoying the fruits of my labor with the one I love in my 30s or 40s. The reasons in here have very little meaning to me except for the part about my father. I think of my dad as the best man in the bunch. They never shouted or hurt each other and loved each other til death did my father part. They are my rolemodels. Age is an incredibly important factor for me because I find the appeal of intelligence, wisdom, experience and maturity attractive.
This is the basis of my attraction, not socioeconomic, psychological or physiological standards. I hope I made my point and myself clear.
I am, however, rare. That much I know so I understand being often unrepresented. No connection. I feel good around him.
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My feelings, for the first time, have been in the rollercoaster whether I take him seriously for a commitment if he will propose for it. I am 26 now, I am dating a man 12 years older then me. We get along fine, we both dont have kids. The only problem I am having is the lack of support. I will do and go anywhere with him as long as hes happy. I enjoy spending time with him and being involved with all of his hobbies.
The things I want to do are like work on my car or something of that nature. If its a outing I invite him out to, I usually find myself alone. That partner in crime I thought he was is starting to seem lacking. He took me to school bought me a car. He makes me feel comfortable in my stretch marks my wrinkled tummy. We have great Sex. He told me he was divorce with 2 kids he was living alone the kids used to come once in the while. My family started pressuring me that i should forgive and let go for my future is guaranty with him he promised to do anything if i accept him back.
· Here, a year-old woman explains what it's really like dating an older man nearly 15 years her senior-and lays out the good and bad parts of dating older men.Àâòîð: Jasmin Perez.
What should I do? I am a 33 year old female who has been with a man 18 years my senior for over 10 years. We have been married for 8 years out of the I will say there are a lot of hurdles when it comes to age gap relationships and him and I have been through some questionable times but we love each other very much and talk about everything.
He was married before, thankfully with. We now have two healthy children together and he is an amazing father at his age. Does more than I see most fathers do at younger ages.
Maybe we are a lucky couple but we are proof that age gaps can work. As far as health issues. I have had more than him, so him being older isnt a sure fine way he will have more. Anyway, we live happily together with our family, and enjoying our life. My first husband was 15 years older than I, I remarried four years after he died, my husband now is 20 years older. We are much in love, and celebrate each month together!
Yes, it can work. Ladies any relation and for whatever reason is great as long both parties are clear of their reasons behind their actions. Older women will always hate May-December relationships because the older women thinks that she can no longer compete against a younger women.
On the other side you ladies are only seen one side of the equation, your side! Personally I see the female question and fear to a younger female because of the monogamy model that forces men to abandon a woman to have another.
I will never trade my 50 years old wife, her wisdom, her love realher company our cinversation are priceless. However, I also would love to have a younger women too and she knows it and understands me. No the question is, if I can afford it, why I cannot have another younger women in my life and share my life openly and in agreement between the parties involve?
Please lets explore this landscape! Any comments? I dated a man 16 years older than me. He got sacked from his job. So much for financial security. I dated another man 12 years older than me. Within 3 months he got a terminal cancer diagnosis. He died last year. If you re after his money for social acceptance. I agree Donna, and those are some of the considerations to keep in mind while getting into a relationship with an older man.
I am not saying that these things can not be overcome though. To each their own. Marrying a man 10 years or older may cause issues. His friends may be his age and a women may not have as much in common as someone her own age. He may not have the strength or energy to travel the world with a women, go out dancing. His interests may be a lot different.
Please live your life. Stop listening to society and follow your heart. That being said, obviously the man should be single. I regret big time even I live with him till now for the sake of my young son.
TBO, what is your problem? Lack of self-confidence? In her world you are the Alpha Man. However, marriage and kids so fast? Whether she is a virgin or not is not an issue. The issue at hand is trust! What really worries me is that she is 17, a teenager that changes her wants, ideals and ideas every 5 minutes. For her, what is the meaning of love? Today she loves you, tommorrow she will be in love with Justin Beaver or with the new Policeman in town. You are looking for trouble! I have feelings for this older guy Most of the things in this article is true But, I think relationships are personal and therefore subjective.
I have been with my guy for 14 yrs. We just clicked from the get go. All the things you listed here are subjective. I wanted to have children. But its not imperative to have biological children.
Adoption is an option if I decide to go ahead with it. At first, I did fall prey to most of the negative reasons you cited in your blog and decided to try dating younger guys. Guess what? They were a bust. Nothing compared to my relationship with my older mature guy. Ppps: I would rather have a short but truly fulfilling marriage with my older guy than marry a younger man who may make my life miserable in the short future.
A high Quality of Life is based on less superficial things. Suzzana, whatever you think is also inconsequential! It is just a mere personal opinion without any sociological or scientific fact! My comnent is based on series of books written by scientist that are well respected on the academia and based on actual research.
My other source that I did mentioned comes from the Bible. If you do not agree with science and research nor me or any other educated person cannot have a civilized conversation about this topic!
Oh gosh. After reading many of the comments here, I see that many young women have married ridiculously older men. Whatever reasons led to this, my heart goes out to them; once they have evolved and their psychological issues have passed, there could be many problems and regrets.
I also think that once society deems it more acceptable, women will start to admit that younger men are very appealing. Sexually, youth is appealing to everyone - including women. I had older-man fantasies in my youth because I had issues with my own father. When I tried it, I was quite turned off, sad to say. Unless the older man looks like James Bond, it is not too appealing for a woman.
I personally have never been attracted to anyone more than 6 years my senior. Maybe, had I been dirt poor, I would have forced myself to marry a much older man but since I did not have to, I did not. This article is rubbish! Woman by nature is attracted to older men. By nature woman is hypergamous, tend to marry upward, and monogamous. While men by nature tends to be hypogamous, marries downward, and polygamous.
Since women and society tend to force monogamy there is the tendency of serial monogamy. Serial monogamy usually goes hand in hand with something called menopause, in which women tend to lose interest in sex and men tend to look for another women and there comes the divorce. Marrying a younger women in a worst case scenario it can end up during sex by the young women giving the man a heart attack, and that, is dying happy! I date women 20 years younger than me because ive kept myself well.
Im not rich.
One of the main reasons is men my age know how to be a man. Younger men struggle with this today. They dont take charge, they ask too many questions, they arent humble, and in lots of cases they arent tough.
My ex girlfriend is dating an older man - Register and search over 40 million singles: voice recordings. If you are a middle-aged woman looking to have a good time dating man half your age, this advertisement is for you. Find single woman in the US with mutual relations. Looking for sympathy in all the wrong places? Now, try the right place. · Of course, this might not be the case for all men but tends to generally be true for most men. What some young women who are in their 20's fail to realize is that if they are dating a man who is yrs. older, they are dating a man who may not only be established in his life financially but also, set in their ways.Îòçûâû: · I guess that’s where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn’t start actually dating an.
Theyre too agreeable. The list goes on and on. Its not about money. No man wants to date a woman that wants him for his money. The attraction is his hustle and drive. The woman i date now is great. Shes funny, cool, and is interesting.
· Let’s examine the specific reasons why dating younger women will end badly. Because she’s not a fresh start One of the mistakes older guys often make is assuming that older women have emotional hang-ups and younger women don’t. Such men are enticed by the seeming innocence and purity of the younger woman.Àâòîð: Andrew Moore. My ex-boyfriend is much older than me. We met when I was in my early twenties and he was in his mid-thirties. At the beginning of our relationship, our age gap didn’t seem like a big deal, but over time it became clear that it really, REALLY was. · My daughter is dating a man furious, horrified, embarrassed, ashamed and desperate. This new boyfriend is older than my I’m concerned that your response may be rooted in your ex Àâòîð: Mariella Frostrup.
Shes not some 22 year old club chick. Shes a woman. No joke. I will say he is awesome in bed, very mentally, physically and emotionally attentive to my children and I. Hello, I am 28 and my husband We have been together for almost 4 years so far. We have a son. When we met he was unemployed because the factory where he had worked for 10 years had closed. So I find offensive pretending that all women dating older men do it for money.
By time he started to work again. With the son he has far more energy than me, this is a thing that surprised me very much: every night is he to wake up and give milk to the baby.
A man in his 40s is still strong and pretty young but at the same time not immature and superficial like younger men. I think that men in their 40s are better marriage-material, and not just for money, oh no! Just look at how younger people are: spoiled, superficial, less gallant and also less virile. I am tired of everyone thinking if you are only with an older man for money. I am stl supportive. He has a farm he loves and I have a house in town. His farm is left to his daughters so I will be in my house when he passes.
I love him more than the men I have dated who were younger. He is a widower who never went out on his wife. Many older men have better morals than younger men who are lying womanizer not all but many. My man is the sweetest man I know and I totally trust him. Wow i just wanted to scream when i was reading all the disses this person was saying about older men.
Older men are so awesome most of them anyway there are your few that are not still as grown up but they have so much knowledge and so do older women.
My choice has always been a oh he is much to old for you Man Older men and younger women can connect way better than same age couples. They know exactly what the other one needs emotionally. When you have your younger man still trying to prove himself in life the wives get neglected a lot in her emotional needs she is ready for that way earlier in life so being with her more established man he is definitely ready to love her like the crazy passion that she needs and deserves in life.
Like a lot of men do being married to a woman closer in age. I just know it works out that way a lot. I always prefer a big age gap like this person just sat there and shot down! We had a 2 year old daughter together. She is strong, smart, and beautiful. Older men can produce amazing children.
This article is dumb. I met a year-old when I was He was able to provide financial security and a certain lifestyle. We broke up as friends 3 years later because he was settling down and I wanted to keep exploring, being social and crazy etc. I soon met a locally known man and we are now together - I 29, he Though he is much older than my husband and poor as dirt, he is more energetic, virile and strong. More even than myself!
We are more suited to each other. I love men for who they are but do acknowledge I simply feel more attracted to older men. I believe that can be true the other way around as well. I am 19 years Old Currently talking to a 29yr old. We Have A great Connection. He has a sense Of Humor Like me. Any Advice? I am 28 with a 63 year old who treats me very amazing met him after my husband diedvery very good sex ,he also is very caring because he ensure that I have everything,give me financial advice so I can have my own business like him.
And I love him for these little things. I am 35 and married to a 60 year old. We have 3 beautiful girls together ages 15, 11 and 5. However, I find these days he is not interested in sex, love making etc. I am starting to become frustrated, angry and resentful.
He is a great provider, father etc. We met through online apps and he told me he have three kids grown up. Well I like him at first and started to get to know him well by checking his Facebook and Instagram. I love kids. Does that mean he just want someone who is going to be together just partner and not lifetime partner.
Hi Wendy, it sounds like he is not able to trust you, which is weird because you guys have been dating for about six months now, and he wants you to move in with him. You should do your own investigation and find out more about the man you intend to move in with. I am a 33 years old woman blessed with a wonderful career.
Life had been blissful so far though I did face a lot of challenges including a failed long distance relationship with a man I wanted to spend my entire life with. He was two years younger to me, not matured and was not ready to have bigger commitments. Leaving him was indeed the most painful decision I had to take. I adore him so much. I wonder why did we even meet and share a lot of common things together.
Should I proceed or forget. I am almost 26 and my boyfriend is There are no issues so far. We love spending time together.
We cook for Each other. I have always been attracted to older men.
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I believe I am capable of having a loving relationship with someone who is older. Ridicule has been an issue. Usually by people who dont know us. For those peoe who we consider friends do not care and are happy for us.
I married a man 17 years older than I. When we married I was It was his my first marriage his second. I loved the man I married and we were very happy BUT, the last 5 years have been very difficult.
I was warned by my mom about marrying an older man. I only thought about the present. The bottom line is we all change but if we do it together we have a better chance. I am 45 and my husband is 68 years old but we have the best relationship. He loves mes madly and always want to make me happy in every way. He cares for me as a dad. I love him for who he is. He is divorced with 3 kids, financial stability has been up and down. We both have the same income and at times I have had to pick up the bills when he could not work.
I love him because he makes me feel good about my self, he lifts me up and makes me smile, and I do the same for him. I married someone 15 years younger than me. Because I had no children from my first marriage, I felt that I would not have the challenges others do. We just hang out and have fun and go out on dates and talk about a bunch of random things, stories from the past ect. He tells me I make him really happy and he also does the same for me The irony is I actually found him more immature than the guy I am currently dating 4 years my senior.
I think this article leaves out one important point; if an older man is interested in a woman much younger, surely that says something about his OWN maturity levels? What makes him reject women his own age?
Is he unable to keep up with the smart, self-assured mind of a more mature woman, for example? Of course we all fall into rough patches in life that can affect these perceptions whether that be redundancy, repossession or divorcebut the important thing is to look at his maturity timeline as a whole.
Good luck, ladies! I am a Mistress for 9 years with an older man. We see each other everyday and share everything. He is my best friend and the love of my life. I knew up front that he has a family and they take a priority.
He treats me with kindness and is very generous. I see us being together till death.
You have articulated your situation well. I wish both of you the very best, and look forward to further ates from you. I do find many points in this article to be true. For 7 years I have been with someone 13 years my senior. We have 1 child together, who we adore more than anything but he wants no more cause of his age. He is only I am devastated since I am so young and have so more life still in me. I will Tell my son to never get involved with a younger women no matter how tempting.
My new partner Lilt just posted the above message about us, which came as a positive surprise to me. This motivated me to write a few lines on this site as well.
Yes, she is indeed 22 years younger than me, and could be my daughter. On paper, we have very little in common. This is certainly a bit scary for both of us. We have received rather mixed comments from family members and friends. Most of them are a bit concerned.
My oldest daughter 17 years of age had already a chat with my new partner. She was surprisingly positive and happy for her dad. After having spent up to five hours per day on Skype together, I have to admit that I cannot wait to meet her in Johannesburg in three days.
She has certainly swept me off my feet. I am so much looking forward to talking to her in person. Please let me clarify that this is not just about sex from either side. I am fully aware of my responsibility as the older person in the relationship, and I know how it may look for bystanders.
Therefore, I will make sure that she is feeling comfortable with whatever happens between us in the future. I have not searched actively for a young person.
Previous partners were around the same age usually two years older than me. I have no intention to be a father figure, sugar daddy or a ticket to a potentially better life somewhere else.
Finally, I am also not after a nurse or carer. We will decide together within about ten days how to move matters forward. I hope that we discover sufficient ground for a happy and long-lasting relationship as equal partners.
In any case, I am sure that there is already sufficient potential for a life-long friendship. Exactly over a month ago today, i met an older man online. After no luck with young men he was a real welcome change. And i am willing to make it work completely. Twelve months ago I was incredibly lucky to be introduced to a man. Later he did fessed up to doing some reconnaissance to check me out. And he says the same. I am 36, dating a 59yo man.
I think it is wrong for a 50 year old man past his prime to marry a 20 something girl who has barely started out in life. This is obviously about money and control for the girl most of the time anyways. That to me is weird. Think about it. I am 20dating a man 18 years my senior. I really love him and he makes me very happy. The daddy issue is true to some extent, I feel protected and safe around him.
The main issue at hand is convincing him that I am totally comfortable with the age gap. We plan on moving to Asia soon but I am still fond of Africa how do I convince him to stay in Africa?