A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.
To call these women “cougars” has a predatory connotation that is not accurate, considering these younger men are just as eager as the women to initiate the age-gap romance.
These women are not mother substitutes either who are “robbing the cradle,” but instead are an example of the modern day woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.
After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.
Commitment in Age-Gap Heterosexual Romantic Relationships: A Test of Evolutionary and Socio-Cultural Predictions.
his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes!
And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school.
“The younger and less experienced he is, the more open he’ll be in his relationship with you.”Be forewarned, though: Less baggage can also mean a lack of relationship skills, such as communicating and resolving problems and conflicts, says Melanie Matcek, a matchmaker and relationship coach in San Antonio, TX.
Be selective about your battles and learn to compromise on things that aren’t vital to your relationship, she recommends.
If a lot of your guy’s friends are like him—young and single—going out to bars until 4 a.m.