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Relationships with older women dating younger men aren’t something we are used to, but it is very much more common in our society than we think. In fact, there’s evidence stating that around one-third of women between the ages of 40 and 69 are dating younger men. Younger men in this context are men 10 or more years younger than the women.
Now that you know older women dating younger men is a very common practice, you might be wondering what the health impacts of dating younger men might be.
Here are some health conditions you need to put into consideration before dating younger men.
Older women dating younger men might be common, but it isn’t very much accepted by some family, friends, and society as a whole. If you happen to come from a family, have friends or live in a society where it is frowned upon, carrying on with it will cause you a lot of stress.
Stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases, obesity, diabetes and a host of other diseases that pose a threat to your life and well being. If you are the kind of person that thrives in stress and turns it into positive energy, you can go ahead with it, but if you are not, it’s advisable to steer clear.
A lot of people are going to have a negative opinion about your relationship with a younger man. And paying attention to these opinions can be detrimental to your mental health. They can bring about poorer health, depression, and low self-esteem.
If you are the type to pay attention and take to heart the opinion of others, then you probably shouldn’t be dating a younger man.
Older men being in relationships with younger women tends the increase the men’s lifespan. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same for older women dating younger men. According to research, older women being in relationships with younger men may shorten their lifespan. Sounds unfair right?
Since younger men are physically more active, it tends to make the older women get physically more active. This gives the “I feel younger around him” or “I have more energy around him” most women feel and site as a benefit of dating younger men. The reverse can be the case if the younger man possesses a bad lifestyle or unhealthy habits because they’ll tend to rub off on you too.
We used to believe that being in a relationship is better than being single. This is not necessarily true, being in a wrong relationship can ruin your life. On the other hand, so many people do better in a relationship and don’t like being single. I think it’s an individual thing.
Dating younger men has its advantages too, it’s more fun, sexual satisfaction, the feeling of being in charge, it’s even worn as a badge of honor by some women. So, it could be quite a dream experience for some women. If you ask 10 different women about their experiences with dating younger men, you’ll get 10 different answers and conclusions.
At the end of the day, it’s best to study yourself and know what works best for you and know what you can handle before considering dating younger men.