Every situation is going to be different and how parents handle their daughter's dating relationships is going to be up to them.Let's look at the advice given by parents in two real life examples.And the truth is that most of them are completely creeped out at the prospect of dating a guy who was alive when JFK was alive. Now in my mid 40’s though, the idea of dating someone in their 60’s does seem like a big difference in terms of where we each are in life. Harrison Ford being an exception for me as well though, I have to say. Are you on the same page, do you communicate well, do you have compatible values? Okay, Evan, I agree mostly with your opinion on younger men/older women. I mean, I can see why an older man would want to date a younger woman – physically that is, but why would a 28-year-old woman want to date a man 45 or more? I can totally understand why older men go for younger women.This is the most compelling reason behind why younger women might go for older men: they’re daddy substitutes.An older man’s going to be the strong, nurturing guy who takes care of her, teaches her, and treats her like a princess – the kind of relationship that she probably lacked growing up.
Her daughter was on the right track in school, getting straight A's and had no behavioral problems.
Put another way, if a woman has an array of other quality options closer to her age range, what incentives would she have to date a man who is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLDER? Before any 40 people get all hot and bothered about this – I am not judging. I do think people improve with age (my wife is nodding). She doesn’t need a guy who will be taking Viagra when she’s sexually peaking at 43..
But let’s not pretend that we, as a culture, don’t worship at the altar of youth. He’s got the job and the home and the car, and been divorced with a kid already.
Her daughter was losing friends who didn't like the older boyfriend.
She was becoming a 'drama queen' and arguing with her parents and older brothers.