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Updated: February 15, 2012 12:40 PM | By JANET HO
The Pros and Cons of Dating a Younger Man

We weigh in on whether you should, or shouldn't, consider dating the younger guy



We weigh in on whether you should, or shouldn't, consider dating the younger guy (© Photo: Demi Moore/TwitPic)
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  • Pro: Younger men are willing to try new things (© Photo: iStock)
  • Con: He doesn’t know himself yet (© Photo: iStock)
  • Pro: He has less baggage, and is more emotionally open (© Photo: iStock)
  • Pro: Comfortable with Miss Independent (© Photo: iStock)
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There was a time when the Mrs. Robinsons of the world were seen as more of a joke and something to be ashamed of; The overly sexual older woman, teaching the naive, inexperienced younger man. But over the years, the age gap has shrunk and the stereotype has fewer relevancies.

Perhaps due credit should be given to celebrities such as Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who publicly paved the way for ‘the older woman’ everywhere. But can relationships with a younger man really last? With the breakups of these highly publicized celebrity romances, it makes one wonder if the age gap is something that can't be overcome. Here, we look at five pros and cons of dating a younger man.

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Feb 16, 2012 12:29PM
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I am an older woman with a younger boyfriend. The thing is I never went thru the milestones of life like other women - never married, no children - so I've never felt like I'm 50something. Dating in "my age group" was boring, too many of them are "old in the brain". As mentioned in the article my younger man is still eager to meet the challenges of the world. He recognizes and appreciates the wisdom of my extra years in dealing with those challenges and he also appreciates the steadier emotional field. I love that I have a partner who can keep up with me and doesn't try to stand in the way of my continuing to get the most out of life (white water rafting anyone?). Like other couples we have some rough spots - but we hold hands and get thru it together. I read this somewhere - don't remember where - "as long as the two of you are at the same wattage"; I think that's a great analogy. In the end if the two of you are happy and fulfilled with your relationship - make the most of it .... cheers!
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