The Idea That Women Shouldn't Date Younger Men Is Sexist In our culture, dating an older partner is often seen as a status symbol for younger women — we're often told that older partners will be more financially and emotionally stable, which is why being courted by an older partner is often seen as a compliment, a confirmation that you, indeed, have your act together and are desirable. It was embarrassing when I had to tell people that he was my boyfriend. Older women can be more playful. Other variables like race, class and gender identity will also factor in to the power balance of your relationship.
Use your money with her with intelligence and not as a power tool or a way of showing yourself to be an amazing boyfriend. Here are some answers which are clear, articulate and to the point. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. 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. What would they say, anyway?