Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.Age is just a number—it only matters when you make it matter.
Statistic Brain says 49.3 million people have tried it, with 52.4% of users being men, so the odds are ever in your favor.
The 3 dating sites below are great for millennial women and have been tested by our experts, so really you can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose.
While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.
And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.
I’m willing to bet every person you know knows at least one single guy, so let the people in your life do the hard work for you. Does your old high school pal have a single cousin who also loves “Game of Thrones” just as much as you do?
Does your HR manager’s husband have a single friend who plays in their weekly poker game? Did you know Amanda Seyfried fell for her last boyfriend, Justin Long, on Instagram just because he posted a funny picture of a snail?
The power is entirely in the girls’ hands – but at least you lose the pressure of coming up with a dazzling opener. All I have to do is swipe on women I'm attracted to and find interesting and eventually some of them message me.
It takes out all of your carefully crafted openers that never get responses from matches that swiped right on you in a drunken stupor or are just looking for validation and not a date.
Just like online dating before it, dating apps started out as a bit of a dirty secret – how many Tinder profiles joke that they’ll want to lie about how you met?