“Sexual chemistry can be a draw for a younger man dating an older woman,” Steadman says.

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Not that it was very different from the responses I got from men my age — they were just far less eager and often downright aloof.

One guy I dated on and off I dubbed “Copperfield” (as in magician David Copperfield), as he'd disappear for weeks at a time between dates.

“You’re left with life experience.” And when one person has drastically more life experience than the other, that can lead to difficulties. Steadman says it’s all about setting appropriate expectations at the beginning of any partnership.

“There’s always a flipside to any relationship,” says Steadman.

“Shared goals, common interests and compatibility make up a successful relationship,” Steadman says.

Without these things as a solid foundation, there is a weaker potential of the relationship lasting.” Different Life Stages“You’re not necessarily going to grow together,” Steadman says.

When my BFF told me the guy was a comedian and then sent me his picture, I was immediately interested.

He did look a bit younger than I was (he has what can best be described as a baby face).

“You might be starting your career while someone else is winding down.