27 year old woman dating a 40 year old man
There's also a alot more at stake in this point in your life, since, let's face it, no one's getting any younger. The fact that you are older, wiser, and more experienced means you will be more judicious when dating and considering potential partners.
"The good news is you know yourself really well by 40 and know what you want, therefore, making better choices," Seiter said.
Relationship expert Audrey Hope told me, "Not only have you grown in time, but you have also grown in your self-worth and experience, and can therefore magnetize a better love match through the law of attraction.
You lived through and survived the bad boys (or bad girls), the ones who broke your heart, and so now after 40, you are ready for mature and lasting love." She continued, "You have probably deepened from experiences and are now looking more at the soul, the heart, and the inside of the person, rather than their hair and pant size. If you were dating actively 20 years ago, you likely had to rely on actually going out and meeting potential mates in public places, like bars and clubs.
When I was growing up, I thought dating ceased at approximately 25 to 27 years of age.
Most "adults" I knew, like my older brother and cousins, were hitched by 27, so my theory made sense.
"Dating is going to have a different landscape after 40 because people are more likely to have been through a divorce or have kids," relationships expert Jennifer Seiter told me.
"You're less impressed with the shirtless man standing next to a sleeping tiger and more interested in visiting a nature preserve for tiger viewing," he said, referencing how social media postings on dating apps are designed to impress, and may be more about artifice than reality, with a younger generation.