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Relationships of A Younger Man Loving an Older Woman

Updated on June 8, 2013

Relationships: Younger Men-Older Women

Relationships of younger men loving older women is more common than you think. Younger men often love older women for many reasons--some obvious and some not. Older women with younger men in serious relationships has become far more accepted in the past several years/ However these relationships have many more challenges than when both parties are close in age. We have had some friends throughout the years where the man is from 5 to 15 years younger than the woman. These older woman-younger man relationships seem to work out quite well. Some people think that when younger men are attracted to older women they are in search of a mother figure. but that is not always the case.

A Few Thoughts

  • A man meets an older woman and is just attracted to her.
  • A man likes the maturity of an older woman.
  • A man likes a woman who is established in life.
  • A man likes a woman who is not interested in having children.
  • A man feels safe with an older woman
  • A man who is unsure of himself might feel that the older woman will be happy and satisfied with him.

Love will conquer all

You can have fun at any age
You can have fun at any age
The Younger man
The Younger man
The older woman
The older woman

Benefits of Relationships of younger men loving older women

When there is a relationship that develops with a younger man and older woman, there is a deep love and satisfaction not based on age issues. Older women may have been married and have kids from a previous relationship and are enjoying the attention of younger men. On the other hand the man may enjoy the fact that he does not have to provide financially and start at the beginning with a house, kids etc. This situation works both ways for the two of them. We make a huge deal about age in our society, and there is often a lot of prejudice involved with age. If you are in a certain age bracket it is often assumed that you cannot or do not want to participate and do certain things. A major benefit of this age difference relationship for women is that the couple is often judged by the oldest of the two.

Disadvantages of Age Different

There are a few problems dealing with age differences whether it is the man or the woman who is much younger or older. You both did not dance to the same music while growing up, and can have totally different interests as you age. As you get older it is possible that you might be the first to get sick or suffer a disability. Taking care of yourselves with proper diet, exercise and having fun will lessen the chance of this happening. It is possible that the younger person in the relationship can be the first to get sick and have chronic health issues.

Making it Work

Constant communication about all issues will help this relationship succeed, like all other relationships. Understanding about limitations is also important. Finding common ground for interests will keep the relationship lively and fun. An awareness of the other person is the most important thing, and empathy for feelings. Talk and love a lot and it will work out. Sometimes it is difficult to find couple friends when there is a big age difference. However, people are people and we are attracted to them for many reasons. People of all ages can have different and similar interests.


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      abidahmedalshtwi 3 years ago


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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Relationships of A Younger Man Loving an Older Woman age is not a barrier when it comes to love but can be disappointing if it happens with ones child, but such relationships often don't last.

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      I had quite a few young men interested in me when I was a little off-course in my on-line life. They were definitely individuals. They were all very highly charged of course, but where some were just interested in fulfilling a sexual fantasy, some had a deep need to connect. I couldn't help but taking it as a compliment, but I wont be returning to that wayward time of my life. It was nice to read your perspective.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by for a visit and comments.

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      Grace 5 years ago

      will be nice to enjoy one such r/s... haha... love the real is the person within that matters and not the outward.

      meaningful relationships with understanding and sharing of lives plus commitment are what to look out for!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for dropping in for a gander at my hub. I always appreciate your visits.

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Carol7777, great hub again! As many people say"Love knows no boundaries, no distance, miles and obstacles". Thanks for sharing!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      i4u: Thanks so much for your thoughts. I do agree that love comes when it comes and so much goes into a relationship. However, when men couple with young women---no one bats an eyelash.

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      i4u 5 years ago

      Like they say relationships happen and then what happens always matters. Age is not a barrier in a way but like too say older people and younger people have different life spans to go with after the relationship's been committed to.

      But giving it a go with all the comfortable thinking is not bad, as people matter not their age in a way.

      I liked your specific points.