[Read: When should age differences in relationships matter?
] How to date an older partner When you have no idea what to do to ensure a lasting relationship with your older partner, here are some handy tips. When there is a significant age gap between you and your partner, you may find that a lot of the things you have in common with people your age don’t necessarily apply to your new partner.
You can't teach an old dog not to eat a bag of potato chips right before bed, as they say.12. This isn't our first time at the vagina rodeo, if you know what I mean.
We've picked up a lot of habits (some bad and some good), but you're not about to change them.
While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.
And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.
Any decently nice guy accumulates ex-girlfriend friends. Maybe just one shot of whiskey instead of seven of vodka. We know what we want out of life, and we're probably not going to change it. Don't try and get us to do acid again just because you want to see if we can recreate the time we went to Bonnaroo 10 years ago.4. "Older" doesn't necessarily mean we're going to stop watching cartoons or laughing at fart jokes. Yeah, we might also have emotional baggage, but the more time we've had to date around, the more we know what we like and (hopefully) how to avoid making the same mistakes we made previously.8. For example, if you are twenty-five, you may be on Twitter or Instagram all the time, but if you are dating someone who in their late thirties, or early forties, he or she may not be very into those things.Likewise, they may be more into reading magazines like Time or Reader’s Digest, while you’re more into FHM or Cosmopolitan.Occasionally in life, you may find yourself very attracted to, or very compatible with, someone who is a lot older than you.When this happens, should you attempt to date the person and see what happens?It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things. You missed our wild days and we're settled down now. We've learned a lot from our previous relationships. It's not like a guy who's five years older than you is going to be taking you out for the Denny's early bird special ever day before promptly going to bed, but odds are those 5 a.m. We can still drink people under the table, we just don't want to do it at some crappy, crowded dive bar. We don't want to be shoving our way through a bunch of sweaty people to get them. You're going to hear stories about "the old days" and wonder why we aren't as fun anymore. All right, so no one knows what they want, but we've got a job, if not a career, and some money saved up, because we already did that thing where you spend all your money and then have no money.7.