A man five or so years younger may be more capable of going as many rounds in the bedroom as you desire, and may be more inclined to hit the streets for a quick jog more often too!
*Disclaimer: For the very fit older men out there, your existence is recognized – this is just generally speaking!
Being an older woman in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls, whether you are two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory. Men reach their sexual prime in their 20s, while women reach theirs in 30s and 40s.
So, what are the pros and cons when older women dating younger men? A younger man has more energy and is more willing to try things, doing new things increase dopamine in the brain, triggering a desire to spend more time together and assisting in lighting your sexual fire.
* [Read: 20 personality traits that make the perfect ideal man] #2 Younger men normally have fewer responsibilities.
Older men often have responsibilities such as kids or a stressful job to worry about, but the younger you go, the less likely these aspects of life will be a factor.
This can de-masculinize a man and make him feel like he’s unable to provide for and protect you.
A man can sometimes make his girlfriend feel like more of a mommy-figure than a peer, women in this situation may end up being a sugar mamma rather than an equal partner.
Being the breadwinner may not matter to you if, say, he makes an amazing dinner every night so you don’t have to worry about cooking or he’s a great handyman and has updated your entire apartment, but only you can decide that.
As you’ve in all likelihood come to notice, people often tend to be romantically interested in others within their own age group.
That being said, men dating women five or even seven years younger has generally been accepted, while a woman dating a man more than a year younger than them has been looked upon as quite odd.