17 Reasons Why You Should Date An Older Man

4/25/14 10:26AM EST

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Tired of dating someone who thinks fine dining means no more than getting a cloth napkin instead of a paper one and whose efforts to impress your parents culminate in wearing a clean shirt while speaking in full sentences? Maybe you should start looking to date an older man, because…

1. They’re Secure

Unlike guys in their 20s, men in their 30s and above have an established sense of who they are in this world and what they’re doing with their lives. This makes them much more relaxed and less eager to impress (which is never an impressive quality) than their younger counterparts.

2. Money

They tend to have more of it than the guys your own age. Go figure.

3. Chivalry

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As annoying as it can be to have some man hold the door open for you every time you enter a building, it’s a gesture of feminine appreciation that has more or less evaporated amongst the younger generation due to progressive ideologies (which, don’t get me wrong, are a good thing overall).

4. No Roommates

It’s unlikely that your older man will share his home with a couple of unruly slobs he calls his best friends.

5. Hanging Out With Their Friends Is More Pleasant

You have to do it a lot less frequently, as the older one gets, the less one spends on friend time. Also, it will take place in much more pleasant venues, like a nice restaurant instead of a filthy dive bar (but don’t completely forsake the filthy dive bars).

6. They’ve Had More Relationships To Learn From

These guys know how to behave in a relationship because they’ve done it before with a variety of women, learning all the ups and downs through a variety of dating obstacles.

7. They Won’t Take You For Granted

You’re young and beautiful, and he’s technically out of your league.

8. They’re Better At Sex

With more time to perfect their technique (and less sheer relief at the fact that they’re getting laid at all), these men know where to touch, and for how long.

9. They Get It

Girls age at a rate much faster than their male counterparts. Things that men in their 20s can never understand, older men can articulate in one, wisdom-filled sentence.

10. Patience

Understanding the meaning of delayed gratification comes with years of hard work to attain the position in life you’ve been after. Guys just coming out of academia or at their very first grown-up job may not get this (unless they’ve had a tough life, in which case they’re basically an “older man”).

11. Your Dates

Younger men will take you to a low quality, over priced restaurant if they want to impress you. Older men will take you somewhere where food’s the main focus. Or maybe even to Europe.

12. They Know What They Like

An admirable quality in anybody, this assures that when you’re with your older man, you will settle for nothing other than the best.

13. They’re Assertive

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And they’re not afraid to ask for the best if they don’t get it the first time.

14. They Command Respect

They do this in a way that a fresh-faced 20-something cannot, since he’s too busy trying to look like an adult (in an ill-fitting suit) to properly act like one.

15. They Can Engage With Your Parents

As long as such a man is not too old, parents will appreciate his ability to converse knowledgably on subject matter on which younger men lack understanding. They also may appreciate his stability.

16. Their Apartments Are Nicer Than Yours

If you’re in someplace like NYC, you understand how big of a draw this is coming from your cramped, Bushwick abode. Also, this probably makes the guy more conveniently located to wherever you go for work/play.

17. They Can Provide Perspective

When you think you’ve got serious problems with pulling your life together, the older man is there to tell you not to worry, it takes lots of time and effort to succeed. You’re young and doing what you can for the time being. What a relief.

 
 
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