Advice on dating much older men

I wonder: What do we gain and lose from dating someone of a different generation? For one, he wore silk onesie pajamas that he meticulously ironed to have a crease down the center of the pant leg.He also practiced Buddhist chanting (à la Courtney Love).

These children will take up his time, whether they live with him or he spends his weekends with them.

If you’re relatively young and single, chances are you have a bit of disposable income.

Yet, while your older man probably earns a decent salary, you should remember that he might have more serious financial commitments than you.

While you want to go on a last-minute trip to Thailand, he might prefer to put the money into his pension or spend it on his children. The older you are, the more you know what you like and dislike, and the less likely you are to try new things or act in a spontaneous way.

This is not to say that you get boring as you get older, it’s just that responsibilities get in the way.

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