Holly Bartter, dating expert and founder of matchsmith. As for older men who want to date younger women, "Depending on where they are in life, older men may be looking to have children for the first time with a younger woman who is in the same frame of mind," says Bartter. At the age of 26, Kat, now 32, dated a guy 10 years her senior, for three years. He was seen as the dark horse.
When both parties are able to communicate their needs and reconcile differences in perspective, while dealing with the potential social stigma, such relationships can be as long-lasting and healthy as any other romantic partnerships. Indeed, studies by the Max Plank Institute of Germany have even found that such age-disparity relationships can lead to older men living longer. For older men who spent their younger years building their careers or who spent time with partners who did not want children, younger women can provide the opportunity to start families.
Should I not be the first to text? That said, there are not-so-little things that can cause friction too. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: 20 years apart. Photo: WENN. What does that mean?