I like men and I like dating and I have an equal opportunity policy in place, in most cases. In other words, I date guys of different ethnicities, religions, political persuasions, and ages. In so many ways, a guy is a guy is a guy and some of the details that I thought would matter often don’t.
I was asked recently, to comment on the differences between dating an older man and a younger man. I date guys within about a 25-year range, say, 40-65, and I have observed some differences. None of them matter a whole lot, but still it’s fun to point them out.
If I want to really generalize about the younger man/older man thing, I’d say, loosely, that the older guy is “old school”, and has less flexible thinking about the role of men and women and the way they should behave in a relationship, so I, from time to time, “let him be the man”, I.e., letting him do things for me that I’m perfectly capable of doing myself…and being really grateful for it! Older guys like that.
For the younger guy? I try really hard not to slip into a mother:son dynamic. Just because I’ve seen more doesn’t mean I should always tell him what to do. That will be the kiss of death for any healthy relationship.
Of course, these are all generalizations, so there’s no need to write me to point that out. What you can point out, though, is what you’ve observed in the younger man vs older man dynamic that I’ve missed. That could be fun.