I always have liked older men
Visitor's Question from a 41-50 year old Female
I am a single woman in my early forties who is involved with a man over 20 years older than me (he's in his late sixties).Although we have just a few things in common,we also are very different.I graduated from college and he never completed high school.I love to read,listen to different kinds of music,have interests in art,books,science,history, and would love to travel all over the world if I had the finances .He has no interest in these things.I do love him very much because deep down he a very sweet man with a big heart.My friends don't understand what I see in him and think that I'm crazy to get involved with a much older man like that.We have had problems before,but,we are trying to work through them and be friends. I never really dated much because I'm overweight and always thought of myself as nerdy! My friend has never made remarks over how I look and he tells me and his family and friends how special I am and what a good friend I am to him.I always have liked older men because most guys my age and younger tend to behave very immature and shallow and want to date women who are more slender and attractive.Do you think that I should hang in there or get involved with a guy with similiar tastes? Thanks for your help.
You should be with someone who treats you right and who you enjoy and respect. Once you pass into adulthood, age shouldn't matter as much. So since this man gives you the respect you deserve and sincerely loves your company, stay with him! And, just because you have him as a best friend, this doesn't mean that you should skip out on all other relationships. Go enjoy yourself and when one puts a ring on your finger, then that's the time for you to settle down.
-- from Jenn
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