As a young adult, I hate dating with a passion. I think men my age are incredibly immature and quite frankly, not ready for relationships. After having a baby early 20s outside of a relationship, my dating life has been put to the back of the shelf and I don’t plan on revisiting that aspect of my life until I’m much, much older. I think older dating is far more appealing if I’m being honest, you get the men who have experience, who know what they don’t want in a woman and are probably far less likely to mess you around and waste your time. Don’t you think? I’ve spoken to a few older women on their thoughts on senior dating as opposed to dating as a young adult and here’s their thoughts on the matter summed up!
You Learn There’s No Rush
Young people seem to think that everything is such a rush, moving in together, getting engaged, getting hitched, having kids… as you get older you tend to learn that things take time and you’re a bit more patient with it all. Dating is allowed to be fun and free, and it’s okay to take it slow with someone to make sure they’re the kind of person you want to spend the rest of your life with. As a young adult, most people go through relationship after relationship as they jump in with it all way too fast.
You Can Be More Like Yourself
Again, as a young person there’s a lot of pressure because of trends and celebrities – you don’t really have that pressure as you get older and you feel more free to just be yourself. A dating profile picture can be have hours spent on choosing that perfect image whilst you’re young but as a senior you simply just snap a smiley selfie and you’re good to go. You have the take me as I am attitude, you’re not as bothered.
It’s More Old Fashioned
Older dating tends to be a bit more old fashioned, courting if you like! Things go a bit slower, nice romantic meals out discussing your childhoods and younger days, none of this partying and having no recollection of your date the evening before. It’s a bit more relaxed and enjoyable, and a nice way to spend your free time outside of work.
You Don’t Take Things As Seriously
A lot of relationships go wrong as a young adult because things are taken the wrong way, too seriously, kind of related to that pressure I guess. As you get older, you are obviously more mature and you don’t take things to heart the way that you might have once before. It can make the whole dating game a lot easier as you’re just able to communicate a lot better and you know what signs to look out for, whether they be good or bad ones.
There’s so many pros to older dating that it seems silly that there is so much pressure to be settled down in your 20s. If that’s for you that’s great, but don’t feel pressured by any means to follow the crowd. It’s much easier as you age!