When Alex and I first met, I figured we were the same age. Then I did the Official Age Test, and we just passed.
“I have to tell you something,” he said, swallowing hard. Later that night, I called my mom, who told me that age was just a number.
There will be things you like (his energy) and things that drive you crazy (the fact that he has no clue who Max Headroom is).
via GIPHY On the other hand, your need to control might be something that attracts him.
If you’re in your 40s or 50s, you’ve probably established your professional path and have settled into your field, whereas a guy in his 20s or 30s is just starting on that journey. It’s important to accept that you have different goals in your life.
If you can do that, then it can work out long-term.
Many men will put what they want in their dating profiles (“hookups only,” “LTR,” or “looking for a woman to spoil”) so don’t ignore what’s right in front of you.
Just don’t tell yourself that you’re okay with something casual if you’re secretly hoping that it will turn into more. If you’re dating a Millennial, chances are he’d prefer to text you than to call you.
If you’re open to just casually dating, you might have a blast with a younger man.
And it is entirely possible that you could fall in love with one and have a long and happy relationship. Regardless of his age, you might want a little help learning to navigate the world of dating after 40.
So you may make him incredibly uncomfortable in changing his preferred communication channel. Learn how to get to know him in a few short sentences, while saving the bigger conversations for when you go out. Certainly, Millennials don’t hold the trademark on but consider that 15% of Millennial men have ghosted a woman.