There's something incredibly appealing about dating younger - maybe it's the firm arms and tight abs he possesses, or maybe it's that he has no real baggage when it comes to relationships. Or maybe it's simpler than all that - you feel younger than your years and would prefer to spend time with someone who likes to have fun.
Whatever the case, if it's working for you, why change a good thing?
The problem is when it no longer works for you. While there are many pluses to dating younger men, there are also some real hindrances. If you're looking to get serious, start a family, or marry, he won't be so easily persuaded. After all, he's young and unattached, likely with no kids, severe debt, bitterness, or other adult baggage that can come with a man approaching middle age.
While some women aren't looking for anything more than a good time, many are looking for partnership or at least a relationship, rather than a series of flings. And while passion and sexiness come with younger men who are good in bed or like to have a good time, they aren't the key ingredients to a successful relationship. More important is a feeling of connection and a sense of security. Do you wonder who else he's dating, or what he does on the weekends you don't see him? Are you afraid to bring this up because you don't want to seem needy? This could create problems down the line.
If you're confused about whether your man is interested in a relationship, or if he sends mixed signals, then likely he's feeling conflicted, too. Maybe he really enjoys being with you, but has no intention of being serious. And if he's younger, chances are he's not going to initiate a conversation about where you two are headed. That will be up to you. So don't be afraid to express how you feel. But also, don't be surprised if he doesn't reciprocate.
If you're not getting what you want out of your relationships, then you may want to reconsider your "type." All men are different, and likely there are some who have your sense of fun and adventure even if they're older than you. Don't cross anyone off the list - keep an open mind and see what happens.