They value their younger mates and treat them with more respect." And this, of couse, is appealing to young women who have grown tired of the narcissistic adolescence frequently found in younger men.

In addition, older men typically possess more confidence.

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So perhaps they’re not anyone to learn or take advice from. One of these pros is that they are often more financially stable.

If you aren’t particularly flush, dating someone older can mean a step up in the financial bracket.

Age shouldn’t matter if love is there, but it can be an issue, even in a loving relationship.

And it can be a deal-breaker if there’s no love at all.

Of course this can be a wonderful thing when it comes to quality of life…and you no longer have to fear your landlord or pick up the check.

If finances are a problem, this can only be a good thing. A huge difference in income can be an area of contention in any relationship, whether there’s an age gap or not.

You’ve never dated anyone who’s 10-20-30 years your senior, but this guy is something special, and you want to give him a shot. It’s a scientific fact that women mature faster than men, so if you’re a mature young woman who’s going after an older guy, you may be on the same level.

Sometimes dating someone who is too mature can be a real downer.

If an older man or woman is trying to buy your love, it’s unlikely that there will be any real love in the relationship.

Money can be used as power, keeping you dependent and on a short leash. It completely depends on who you are and who this older man or woman is.

I.e., he won't be one of those lamewads who clings to your friend group and sits around the house eating Cheez-Its and waiting for you to come over and watch Netflix with him.