“My boyfriend is closer to my dad’s age than he is to mine,” says Sarah, 27.
“When I first told my parents that I was dating someone much older they were skeptical -- but once we hit the one-year mark they finally understood that it wasn’t a phase, and wanted to meet him, which was weird, but I think that the way my boyfriend handled it was great.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
‘Women have a tendency to write too much because we enjoy reading long profiles. Imagine you are doing an icebreaker introduction where you have to sum yourself up briefly.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.
Keep up with her.“If age is nothing but a number, don't act like a grandpa.
Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter.
"He was right, it happened multiple times after that night.
After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
eating beets and drinking sad green juices all the time, but rather something much more enjoyable -- dating younger women. And when I say games, I mean things like suddenly ghosting and then texting her “wyd” after three weeks, booty calls at 2 am, you know, shit like that.“In both of my past relationships with older men, I’ve gone into them assuming that there won’t be any games played, and that choosing to date someone who has had the time to make past relationship mistakes will have learned from them."Older guys looking to date younger women should know that just because we’re younger doesn’t mean we’re more willing to put up with B. You also need romance and intellectual passion to keep the spark alive. “Most of the men I've dated have been older,” says Shekinah, 30. Depending on your age I'm looking for a certain level of maturity, someone I can learn from, someone looking to have a long-term relationship, and someone that knows who he is."4. “There’s a reason I prefer older men,” says Kristen, 27. “Don't pressure us to live on your timeline,” 29-year old Johari explains.