Plus they tend to live alone, which means no queueing for the bathroom in the mornings while their weird flatmate is covering 90% of his body with Veet. You’ll actually use your landline To your average forty- or fiftysomething, Tinder is what you use to start fires. They might write you – gasp – an actual love letter.Your new romantic prospect will likely woo you the analogue way, which means entire evenings spent on the sofa waiting for the landline to ring (and dialling 1471 every five minutes just in case you unwittingly blacked out for a couple of seconds and missed a call). Plan your nights out Choose your dinner venues carefully.When you’re a teenager, the idea of dating an older man is usually pretty gross.But as we move into our 20s and 30s ourselves, the amount of acceptable years between us and a potential suitor change.
My very first crush was on a boy five years my senior in Sunday School (racy stuff), and while my fellow freshers were smooching each other in the Union bar, I was making wistful eyes at the Ph D students. Before you go bounding merrily across the age gap, there are some things you’ll need to get your head around if you’re considering dating an older man.This is not to say older men don’t come with their own sets of problems, but the typical dating woes of our age group are not in play. Ghosting is a terribly rude habit men of our generation have adopted.Older men, however, seem to be less likely to pull that crap and are more likely to be upfront and break up with you if it isn’t working.A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.