When it comes to dating, mixed-age relationships often get a bad press.
Personally, I’d choose a silver fox over a young pup any day.
However, some seem convinced that once the novelty of an older, wiser arm around your shoulder has worn off, all that is left are hip replacements and Antiques Roadshow repeats.
- An older man knows who he is
And being a man of maturity, is more likely to have more stability both personally and professionally than your average 20-year-old.
The drudgery of ‘finding his direction’ – also know as lying in bed until midday – is behind him and he is will be at a point in his life where fun and companionship (read surprise weekends away in Paris) are his top priorities.
- An older man won’t queue for an iPhone6 at 3am
Or spend his life on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
But will do crazy, old-fashioned things like pick up the phone and talk to you or, steady yourselves, take you out and have a conversation with you face to face.
The consequence of this is that one tends to not only develop a ‘real’ relationship more quickly but, because his Facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2001, you won’t spend your evenings sitting at a computer screen stalking every individual he has ever had sex with before meeting you.
Or maybe that’s just me.
- He has no idea what spinning is
When a man hits middle age he tends to care less about maintaining a six pack and more about where the next good bottle of Sancerre is coming from.
Not only will you not have to argue with your boyfriend about who has better abs but you can enjoy a relationship where le belle vie takes priority over protein shakes and being ‘ripped’.
- He knows where your clitoris is
There is no guarantee that any man will be a spectacular lover, regardless of their age.
However, the likelihood is that with age, comes experience.
An older man won’t start fingering your kneecap in the hope that your G-spot is somewhere in that region or spend two and a half hours humping away like a feral animal on top of you, in the misguided belief this constitutes good sex.
Think quality not quantity. Or to put another way, an orgasm and plenty of sleep before work the next day.
- He won’t call you Mummy
Or expect you to look after him.
He will however, treat you like a woman – a sexy woman – who has nothing to do with his mother – or his sub-conscious desire to be breastfeed.
- He will become bed-bound/die 20 years before you do
And then the fun really begins.
I jest… of course.