Best of luck! Although the idea of a "cougar " who dates much younger men has a certain cultural cachet, being a woman in your twenties who simply chooses a partner who's a bit younger is often viewed as weird, desperate, or deluded — basically, anything besides what it is, which is totally normal. Just beware that some men may be true gold diggers looking for a free ride or to be taken care of financially, she adds. In the early days of our relationship, I got a lot of a lot of exasperated eyerolls, "you go, girl"s, and questions about whether I was technically old enough to be a cougar. Please reply, would really appreciate a different perspective because mine is tainted.
Know when you can offer help and when they just want you to listen to them.
The Pros and Cons of Dating a Younger Man
I AM nervous to tell my family about him, which should be expected, but want to continue to see him. My friends on the other hand are still It's not ok when the younger person has not matured enough to know what's going on. He's also mentioned to me that I've helped him a lot in breaking down the emotional wall that he has so expertly built and learned that I can be trusted. But as long as you can be open about your issues with the relationship, it should all end happily ever after maybe. We might think that certain concrete markers of adulthood — a prestigious job; a working knowledge of personal finance; properly assembled Ikea furniture —signify a related degree of emotional maturity. He is 22 and I'm 25 years.