Tessina, Ph D, a licensed family therapist in practice in Long Beach, Calif., and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, tells Web MD.For their part, the men like the sophistication and life success of their older mates, she explains.But the thing that really surprised me is that something about the short-lived experience changed me... He and I had a talk early on about the fact that it was obviously going to end at some point, because we're just at such different places in our lives.through it, I had some very profound realizations about myself, love and dating. I decided to get into a relationship with him anyway.Though hardly a scientific study, the research surfaced three myths such couples hear every time: Winter is upbeat about the younger generations. "All they can do to get a woman is dangle their Porsche keys." As you peel back the decades, though, the men get "cooler," she says. A month or so ago, I stopped seeing a much younger guy.Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).
Winter tells Web MD that she and her co-author interviewed more than 200 couples for their book. Such men (at least the ones interested in older women) are stable and mature. They want a woman who knows who she is." Still, even Winter admits, this may not be for everyone.
It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.
The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.
I am definitely carrying this with me as I move forward in my dating life.
Because the truth is, you can't build an authentic relationship if you're not authentically yourself.