Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.Also, many of the commonly held beliefs about dating a younger man or woman — for instance, that a junior partner may lack maturity — aren’t true, relationship expert and columnist April Masini told Fox News.
If you did nothing other than concentrate your efforts on her or him, then chances are you will fall to the wayside. If, on the other hand, you concentrate your efforts on developing good relationships with everyone he or she loves, then your chances of survival in the relationship are greatly improved.
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.
Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.
Having run into several issues over the years, I am still debating the pros and cons of those choices. I'm talking about a level of competition that is nearly impossible to compete against, a woman's family.
The main thing I've discovered about dating at my age (currently 55), is that there is a lot of competition to deal with. While I write this from a man's point of view, this applies equally to women who find themselves back in the dating pool after widowhood or a divorce. It truly isn't a competition in the sense that you have to win.