Dating a man ten years older than you
Plus, having an experienced career woman as a mate allows confidential career advice that may not be possible from peers. Women live five years longer than men, and men die earlier of nine of the top ten leading causes of death. There now are more than four widows for every widower.
Current research summarized in a BBC review, suggests this is So, on average, a man choosing a woman five years older is marrying his physiological equal. If an 80-year-old man is married to a 75-year-old, physiologically 70, even if she still loves him, she may feel he's an albatross and he may feel he's a burden.
“A man can sometimes make his girlfriend feel like more of a mommy-figure than a peer,” Ludwig says.
In some cases, the guy is just drawn to a woman who takes care of him, but beware that some men may be true gold diggers looking for a free ride or to be taken care of financially, she adds.
Being the breadwinner may not matter to you if, say, he makes an amazing dinner every night so you don’t have to worry about cooking or he’s a great handyman and has updated your entire apartment, but only you can decide that.
In contrast, if he had married someone five years older than him, they're more likely to be health peers and to fade away together.
Earlier on life's conveyer belt, the typical 65-year-old man has at least one significant health issue.If a lot of your guy’s friends are like him—young and single—going out to bars until 4 a.m.