It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?
I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.
You don't hear people complain about older women who are called "Milfs" dating young men.
I guess some women who are older are insecure about their looks to the point where they feel betrayed when a man their own age chooses to date a younger women.
Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.
I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.