There are certain things which definitely get better with age. Wine is one of them, men, another.
Fortunately, for the majority of men, a grey hair here, a love handle there, simply adds to their sliver fox appeal.
But when it comes to relationships, people often consider mixed-age relationships to be bad news, that people who are within a similar age bracket have a higher likelihood of maintaining a successful relationship.
However, this isn’t always the case. From old-school manners to life experience, here’s 10 reasons why older men better for younger women.
1. They’re hot
The salt and pepper hair, the laughter lines, the old-school style … where younger men are trying to recreate the ‘grandad chic’ of cardigans and cords your older boyfriend is doing it without thinking and it looks hot.
Eat your heart out hipsters.
2. They’ve been there and done it
There is a lot to be said for discovering new things together in a relationship, however, when it comes to experience and stories, what beats a man who’s got a few under his belt already.
3. You have different interests
And wouldn’t life be boring if we all liked the same things.
Instead of seeing it as an obstacle, having different interests will mean your relationship is always fresh and interesting.
Jeffrey Archer novels and Neil Diamond concerts? Who knew they could be so fun!
4. They’re financially sorted
Of course not all older men (or women) are financially sorted, but the chances are, the more years notched up on a person, the more established their career will be.
You might not be looking for a ‘sugardaddie’ but dating a man who is on, at least, an equal financial footing, is always going to make a relationship more balanced.
Put another way, your older boyfriend is unlikely to be tapping you for a fiver for a taxi after a night out.
Older men hold doors open, buy the first round and make sure you get home OK.
To some, a bit old-fashioned, to others – refreshingly well-mannered.
6. They’re not good with technology
Having skipped generation ‘screen time’, instead of endless texts littered with emoticons you’ll get a phone call and a real live date, even if they met you on the ‘inter-web’.
7. They’re a social media free zone
Your older boyfriend doesn’t get Facebook and can’t understand why people want to look at pictures of avocados, which will save you hours of wasted stalking time if you ever broke up.
8. Sex is amazing
Whilst sex might not last quite as long as it would do with a younger man, when it comes to experience, older men know where it’s at.
And like to go to sleep afterwards … roll on the zeds.
9. They won’t want to go clubbing until six in the morning
But won’t give you a hard time when you do once in a while either, as they understand the importance of personal space.
10. There’s mutual appreciation
Because regardless of your age, when you’re on the arm of an older man you’re *always* a hot young thing.
And dang, do they know it.