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[Read: 10 spontaneous romantic moves men should try on a date] #4 DO take an interest in her.
Sadly, this is something that younger guys are really bad at.
It’s every older guy’s dream to have a young, beautiful little thing hanging off his arm on the way to dinner or another social function.
But inter-generational relationships can be fraught with dangers, and most of these dangers come squarely down to one reason: poor management of expectations.
The fact is, you have a rounded understanding of the world that reaches into a whole range of topics the younger man can’t even touch.
You have opinions that are considered and respected, and you have the confidence to deliver them; the younger man is limited to names and performances of his favorite sportsmen, while you can hold court upon any subject with ease.
This is a strength that the younger woman admires and aspires to. No better place to start than with your voice and mind. You don’t have to be a daredevil stunt driver or extreme sports junkie to pick up some interesting experiences along the way. It may be people you’ve met, places you’ve been on holiday, or anything else that stands out from the normal array of day-to-day activities.
Sharing these things with the younger woman you have your eye upon will fascinate her, scintillate her, and keep her coming back for more–especially when her male peers struggle to find anything to talk about beyond frat parties and MTV.
The fact is, you’ll never quite get it right, and you’ll probably just end up looking like some former 70s disco legend. However, you’ll never compete with a younger man on that score, and to be perfectly honest, that isn’t what she wants from you, anyway.
She’s hoping for the benefit of years of experience and the sensitivity it imparts… [Read: When do age differences matter in relationships?
The following dos and don’ts should give you a better idea how to manage your position in your May-December relationship to your best advantage. One of the main reasons that she’s with you, and not with some stud of her own age, is that younger guys often don’t hit the emotional mark.