Pros and cons of dating an older man
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Significant age differences can present challenges in a relationship, note professionals at Two Of Us, a subsidiary of The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, an information resource for healthy marriages.
It's possible that if your mate has already reared children, he may not be interested in starting a new family, so consider how this may affect you.
Similarly, your potential mate may want to start raising children before you're ready to do so.
If your partner has any health concerns, you may also end up playing the role of caretaker, which will significantly impact your quality of life. Nola Mokeyane has written professionally since 2006, and has contributed to various online publications, including "Global Post" and Modern Mom.
Are you in a relationship with an older man (or woman)?
The opinion of others should have no bearing on who you choose to love -- your happiness should precede public opinion.
Should you have a long-term, committed relationship with your older partner, the reality is that you may outlive him if there's a significant age difference, say Two Of Us professionals.
Have you wondered how your next relationship might be different by dating older men?
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For long-term relationships, it's essential that you are clear on where potential partners stand on this issue.
When there is a considerable age difference between you and your mate, aging and health concerns should be considered.
It's possible that your family will have difficulty adjusting to and accepting your mate if he's close to your parents in age, or not far from it.