He approached you whether in person or over the Internet, you know how old this older man is and you think you might take him up on his offer to go out, but do you really know what to expect? You may know enough about him that turns you off, but there are a few things about him that turn you on more. Questions come to mind such as, “What if I don’t like him? What would my family and friends think if I date him?” This is why it is important to seriously think through whether you want to date an older man. Here are some signs to watch out for that will help you determine whether you are ready or not.
One. You can’t seem to look past his gray or thinning hair, sagging skin, age spots, or deep lines and wrinkles on his face and body.
Two. You complain often about his choice in television and radio shows and would prefer he get more involved with your world.
Four. You are often embarrassed being seen with him in public and can’t handle the dirty looks some people give you.
Five. When you communicate your thoughts or interests to him, you feel that he is more interested in having sex with you.
Six. You feel uncomfortable with the idea that his daughter or son is about your age and his ex-wife is about your mother’s age.
Seven. You enjoy his money more than his company.
Eight. You often struggle with trying “to fit in” with his family because of their age differences too.
Nine. When he asks, “Do you have a problem with our age difference, you find yourself lying.”
Ten. You can’t handle when he or his relatives make jokes about him being your “sugar daddy” and you being “a gold digger.” You are angry often and find yourself fantasizing about dating someone your own age.
Now that you have 10 tips to help you understand whether you sincerely want to date an older man, it’s time to put yourself to the test! If at any time you feel that a dating relationship with an older man isn’t right for you, be honest and tell him. He may not agree but at least he will respect you for your honesty.
By Nicholl McGuire
Dating & Relationship Advice