2. He wants to have a child or more kids. I have encountered many men over 40 who admit to wanting to have more children —regardless of the fact he may have already raised a few of his own. Dating a younger woman in this case he believes is a requirement (or excuse) to decrease the odds of any birth defects or health risks to a woman on the border of her child bearing years.
If an older man hasn't had the chance to father a child, he seeks a younger woman for this specific purpose. This seems more like a fostering plan for some but some men want to carry on their legacy with children of their own. Men have biological clocks too if you didn't already know and assume older women cannot safely have children.
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3. Men assume all women their age are like their ex-wife or partner. As the saying goes, "Once burnt, twice shy." Some men have this ridiculous belief women their own age are all the same. I'll share an example. If he's had a bad experience with his partner going through menopause, frankly it scares the crap out of him to think about having to go through it all over again with someone new.
Menopause seems to be a cause for many failed marriages or at least that's what some men I've talked with blame it on. If he's ever been online dating or on a few sour blind dates with a woman who's still bitter about her break up; all of a sudden he thinks they're all like that.
Younger women, who have never been in a serious relationship or "tainted" by a bad marriage seem like a great option for an older man, believing this will be a stress and drama free relationship. Unfortunately for him, his assumptions about dating a younger woman being "hassle-free" may be very, very wrong. Most relationship require work and cooperation to make it successful.
Thankfully not all older men seek younger women for a relationship. When you consider what makes a successful long-term, healthy relationship last, age is just one consideration in a number of relationship factors to consider.
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