I really should have answered her question with the long list of truly great things about dating an older man.
I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him.
Well, I've been chatting with someone on Ok Cupid a few times who seems really interesting.
Woman A: The longest lasting of these relationships started when I was 18 and he was 40. However, we didn't start dating until I was 18 and he was 36. They split up around 2009 and I didn't hear from him for 18 months. Do you think your age was part of the attraction for him?
Woman B: Twenty-seven and he recently turned 42 (we're still together). We discovered we had a lot of interests in common and became good friends. Most of the men I dated more casually at the time were in their 30s. It also made me feel special — this man seemed so much more worldly than the men my age, and the fact that he was interested in me seemed too good to be true. Woman D: Originally I think I was flattered that somebody who had experienced so much of life was interested in me.
He's 42 and people these days stay in good health for longer, plus there's plenty of mileage left before any serious tastes change. On the other side of the rain." -Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Well...
Though this list may sound like it’s targeted toward young ladies seriously contemplating shacking up with a significantly older man (because it partially is), it’s also for those men who believe proposing to someone in her 20s as they approach 50 is a grand idea.