According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.
A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.I dated The Cop off-and-on for about six years and I have to admit that love kept me from realizing just how big a problem his children were in our relationship.Recently, he and I made plans to have a friendly, totally platonic drink to celebrate my promotion.He canceled the day of because his youngest daughter had hit her head and he’d spent the previous night in the emergency room.
I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.
If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.
I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson.
It was difficult for us to make plans because we had different schedules, and, to make matters worse, his daughter would get sick (or whatever) when we had plans.
The girls’ mother also had a demanding job, so she never seemed available to deal with her own children.
Similar to their younger male counterparts, younger women have reflected this interest in older men.