Some men live a George Clooney type of life, and plan to die a bachelor. You wouldn’t want some other (younger) woman trying to take your place in your children’s lives. He may be ready to settle down and start a family, while you are just getting started as an adult and have no interest in settling down.
However, if he is prone to jealousy or possessiveness, this will be a problem (as it would be in any relationship). If he is unable to accept this, move on to a more confident man.
Just because he’s older doesn’t mean he has settled down. Think of how you would feel if the shoe were on the other foot.
Know what you are getting yourself into before you get in too deep. Not only will she be less likely to make your lives less of a living hell, but she’s the best resource for learning who this man is. Plus, if he was ever abusive or unkind to her, you need to know.
Of course some women are bitter and may not be the best judge of your new man’s character.
Although some older men treat younger women as trophies, not all of them do.
Just as you’d do with a younger man, choose wisely.
By doing this, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice. You’re too young to settle for someone who isn’t right for you.
Some men chase younger women as a way of making themselves feel younger or to stroke their own ego by bagging a young hottie.
If not, don’t go beyond a couple of dates and do not get attached. Get everything out on the table earlier than you normally would.
Men are just as sensitive about this subject as women.
Pay attention to the way he’s treating you and the language he uses.