When the guy you’re dating has other responsibilities, it allows for the perfect balance to grow a healthy relationship.
Because he has other obligations, he puts more emphasis on the time you do spend together.
It’s common knowledge that guys typically lag significantly behind women when it comes to acting their age, so is raising the dating age bar really that bad of an idea? Here are 11 reasons why: He’s more likely to be responsible, and not in the “I ate real food instead of cereal for dinner” kind of way. I admit, initially this could seem like a downfall, but just remember, you’re dating him — not his children. It’s important to realize that by having children, he knows how to take care of and think about other people. He’s all with the marriage, kids, white-picket fence thing.
Rather, he is responsible not only for himself, but also for others. Without the pressure of all that, there’s a lot more time and room in a relationship to actually be in the moment and enjoy getting to know one another without feeling preoccupied by future expectations. He has a couch instead of a futon, there’s more than beer in his fridge and you aren’t likely to have to forage through his bathroom in search of something that resembles toilet paper.
The older we get, the more inevitable it's going to be we date people who already have a marriage behind their belt.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it proves they were — and therefore likely still are — able to really commit to someone. And before you ask yourself, how will I know if he or she is ready? Now of course, not everyone going through a divorce is a lost cause — Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger even calls divorced men the best kept secret.
Instead, you'll enjoy all the perks of dating an older guy, while still doing the things a 20-something likes to do.
Odds are, "the divorced man has completed his education and is more settled in his career," since he had already hit the married life stage.
"I have dated divorced men who've admitted they wish they had been more romantic, listened more, brought their wives flowers more often or had been more complimentary to their women," she says. He's "house-broken." Already having been married, divorced men come "trained," as Lewis puts it."They seem to naturally offer to do things that a lot of never-been-married don't think to do for another person," taking her car for an oil change to bringing her breakfast in bed. Carroll adds, in addition to being less attentive, men who have never been married typically need time to learn basic things like putting the seat down to letting their partners cry it out without trying to fix the issue. If he has kids, he's more accepting of yours—or your childless status.
"Well, ladies, guess who benefits from those lessons? On the one hand, Masini notes that these men won't amplify your ticking biological clock.
He’s put up with more BS than you have, yet he’s still ready for and open to new relationships.
On top of everything else, he’s already had his heart broken in ways you can’t imagine, but this has made him more appreciative and receptive to whatever comes his way next.