If your life experience has caused you to grow up fast, then you might feel more comfortable with someone's who has been there, too.
"For example someone who has been on their own earlier than usual," says relationship expert Dr. "The woman that leaves home early, whether by choice or circumstance, is going to be more mature and seek out a older partner."If you've always had a crush on your boss, or the parent (instead of the hot son or daughter) on your favorite TV show, counselor David Bennett tells me you might really enjoy being with someone older.
"Older [partners] are typically past the point of game-playing because they've hopefully already been in a serious relationship and have learned how to be vulnerable," says author and life coach Kali Rogers. So if that doesn't bother you — or it seems like a positive thing — it may make for the perfect partnership.
While dating someone older won't guarantee a lack of drama — since that's up for grabs at any age — it may increase your chances of finding a partner who can handle their emotions. Dating an older person often means being with someone who's already been married or had kids.They may not have social media or use it very often, which means no stalking of girls who like or comment on his pictures.This can go the other way too; they won’t fight about that guy who always likes your Insta photos.If your social circles are made up of people who are older than you, then you'd likely do well with an older partner. "You have different goals, desires, dreams, and fears." If you've only been with people who want surface relationships, then I know you'd appreciate being with someone who can handle something real.Again, it may be worth going up a few years in the ol' dating bracket if you're consistently frustrated by the people in your dating pool. "You are ready to look at the good and the bad of a relationship," Klapow says."You want to explore the emotional nooks and crannies of your relationship with a person who is comfortable and willing to go there."If you constantly look for someone between the ages of 22 and 26, then you're really limiting yourself in terms of dating opportunities.Don't be afraid to expand that age range up a few years, especially if you feel stuck.You're likely attracted to their maturity and wisdom. There's something very attractive about a person who's experienced life's ups and downs, since it often means they're full of good stories and sage advice.As Klapow says, "You want someone who has experienced multiple life transitions.So in every picture you post, you feel as if you need to make it clear that this person is in fact your partner to avoid these reactions.doing his A-Levels when I was in year five, at University when I was finishing Primary school and when he got engaged to his first wife I was doing my AS levels. From school, where I would form adoring romantic attachments to members of the teaching staff while my friends lusted over Justin Bieber, to my gap year, where everyone else took off around the world and shagged surf instructors while I stayed in London, going to restaurants and concerts with men who were old enough to be my father.