Dating a younger woman pros and cons
The Cons As you’ve probably already guessed (or experienced for yourself), dating someone, let’s say, 12 years your senior can elicit some raised eyebrows from friends and family–and it’s never pleasant when the closest people in your life don’t approve of the one you love.
You’ll have to decide whether your family members and friends are the kind of people who can get over the age gap in your relationship given time, or if they’ll always hold it against them for this simple fact.
Once I disentangled my feelings about my relationships from my feelings about my own work and career, I was more confident and could make clearer choices in both areas of my life.” I respect the point she makes, but I tend to think of the choice to date a co-worker as one made on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, career field (who would celebs date if they didn’t date each other?
) and personal readiness, not by a moral imperative. When I was in college I worked at a nightclub — partially because I needed the cash and partially because I was dating a guy who also worked there. Well, because he was awful and I was 19 and didn’t know any better.
Naturally there are wonderful things about being romanced by someone younger, as well as a number of challenges.
But in recent years, the tables turned and now many women are dating younger men.
Organic dating is still prominent worldwide, but online dating is starting to pick up the pace, especially with the younger generation.
Some who are not privy to the workings of online dating are reluctant to try it because of security reasons and a general assumption that people you meet online aren’t as genuine as people you meet in person. When online dating was first introduced, most of the users were actually sincere about their intentions of finding a person to fall in love with online.
This was great for writing angry poetry on the back of band fliers, horrible for my mental state.As someone who spent all of her early twenties dating fellow journalists, I would never advise a young woman to follow my example.I didn’t suffer any professional disasters, but I did have to deal with a lot of personal anxieties I might not have experienced otherwise…I don’t think it’s a total coincidence that I’ve been most professionally successful in the years since I instituted my ‘no journo’ dating rule.The Pros: As a dating coach for women, I've found that age does not matter as much as compatibility.When two people find the love they want, the difference in years becomes meaningless.