I love dating older men. And with only one long-term exception, just about every guy I've dated has been between 10 and 30 years older than me. I'm not alone here -- age gaps just aren't the taboo they once were. It's good news for women, who can benefit greatly from the knowledge, connections, and occasional mentorship older men provide.
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The phenomenon of men dating younger women is depicted everywhere in pop culture. Hollywood movies frequently cast much older male actors to star alongside young actresses, and the same actors are often snapped by paparazzi dating much younger women in real life. Male singers have long referenced younger women in songs with epithets like "baby" and "little girl" and now it's increasingly common for women to refer to their sexual partners as "daddy". The idea that it's normal and natural for men to date women five, 10, 15 or even 20 years younger than them is pretty firmly culturally ingrained at this point. However, it's worth taking a second look at whether this phenomenon should continue to be taken for granted.
Everyone has different opinions when it comes to an age gap in a relationship. Although a difference of a few years may go unnoticed, a larger age gap may pose potential pitfalls. Relationships vary between couples; however, some common problems may arise in relationships where a younger woman is dating an older man.