How should a mature woman handle advances from a younger man?
Rejection is rejection as far as men are concerned. You would reject a 22 year old the same way you'd reject a 42 year old... Simply let them know you aren't interested.
I would be very flattered but let them know that while I was flattered, I really wasn't available - but thank you.
Well, if you're single I say go for it because you only live once. But, if you are taken I would compliment his advance and nicely decline.
Sounds good to me! The age disparity could become an issue though.
Well, it's like the movie Mama Mia.lol Why not have fun, but don't make a relationship of it?
Oh,you mean the 'no commitment' kind of thing!
Age is but a number. I think you should handle it the same way you would with a man your own age.
It depends on whether you are attracted to him.
It won't necessarily last, but a happy relationship is a happy relationship.
Thanks, Diana. You're saying that at the end of the day happiness is what counts, right? (-:
Yes. I've had some good long-term relationships (i.e. 5 - 16 years) with men 10 years younger than me, where age hasn't mattered. So I would say just treat a man as a man, and accept or decline in the way you normally would if the offer is serious
"Just treat a man as a man". I like that! I had not looked at it in that light.
If you are solely not interested based on the age difference then i would say" thank you i am flattered but i am not looking for a relationship". If you are attracted but the age difference is your big dilema, why not go out on a date and see how it goes? You've nothing to loose and maybe you will not notice an age gap.
Great advice! Suzie HQ. I believe this is a wise approach! (By the way I am not in that situation at all - just posing the question for discussion).In my society I think this is still a bit frowned upon,but we should not live our lives for others!
I have had this experience with my student who is 10 years younger that I am.
I told him gently but straight out that what he wants is not at all possible not only because I am older and a teacher but because I don't exactly share the same feelings he has for me. Every day, I talked to him and I let him realize that what he feels is nothing more than fascination and a simple crush on a teacher who listens and understands his troubles. After almost 4 months, he stopped. Now, he considers me his older sister.
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