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The Perks Of Dating An Older Man, By His Zodiac Sign

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Perks Of Dating An Older Man, By His Zodiac Sign

Ah, dating an older man. There's definitely an appeal to it. Some zodiac signs are born with certain personalities and they don't actually come out until they are much older. 

Normally, when we think of couples in which the man is older than the woman, we roll our eyes - especially if we are women. 

We tend to assume that the relationship is a case of the man being shallow and the woman being a gold digger. 

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It's not way off base to make this conclusion considering both can be factors, but most of the most of the time, especially for the woman, she just prefers someone older. It's not about money, but rather personality compatibility. There's also the fact that some older men are exceptionally hot.

It's not just about money either. There are many successful women who happened to have found love with someone older. Amal Clooney is significantly younger than George, but she was clearly doing just fine before he came along. 

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If you prefer to date older men but haven't found much success in love, it doesn't necessarily mean that you should throw in the towel and move on. It could be that their personalities are not compatible with yours.

With astrology, everyone has a zodiac sign that functions as a window into this person's traits, strengths, likes, etc. It might not be that you are unlucky with older men, but perhaps you're just not dating a zodiac sign that is compatible with who you are and what you are looking for. By aiming for zodiac signs that you believe will fit you well is a great way to sift through the dating scene to find something that is perfect for you.

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This same process applies to anyone new to dating older men. Why not make things easier on yourself? You know what you want, so go ahead and look for it based on that. Read the zodiac signs by horoscope date below to find the perks of dating an older man based on their individual astrology signs. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

One of the best perks of dating older men is that they tend to be more mature - obviously. However, with an Aries guy in particular, he appreciates the opportunity to take on leadership roles. This doesn't mean the Aries older man is going to turn into something straight out of The Handmaid's Tale. It's not that extreme. It just means that he will court you in a classic way. He'll take the initiative to plan your first few dates, he'll pay, open doors, pick you up, and want to take care of you. This type of older man is perfect for someone who is more traditional and wants a man who takes control in situations. 

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

A Taurus older man is perfect for someone looking for stability. You'd think most older guys would be ready to settle down into a lasting relationship, but that's not always the case. Look at some of Hollywood's most notorious bachelors as an example, many of whom are 40+ and still hopping from relationship to relationship. A Taurus, on the other hand, will be happy to be in a committed relationship. Another plus is that this man will be devoted to you. Wondering about how he feels won't be an issue, and you can be sure he will treat you as special as you deserve. 

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

One of the best aspects about dating an older man is that they have more life experiences to share, which means their conversations are that much more interesting. A Gemini is someone who is very communicative and expressive. This Gemini older man will not only have some great stories and insights, but will make them just as entertaining to listen to. You won't have to worry about boring conversations with this guy. Another positive trait of a Gemini is that he is adaptable. How many times have we heard about older people getting stuck in their ways? If you want to date someone older, but still want someone who is flexible, this is the guy for you. 

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

One of the benefits of age is that with it also comes wisdom, and an older man under the Cancer zodiac sign enjoys helping his loved ones. He will be glad to share advice and help you with things that you might be dealing with for the first time. Maybe you don't need him to walk you through everything, but he can definitely offer some great tips. Why not put all those years of life experience to good use? 

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

For the Leo older man, age really is just a number. He loves to enjoy life, and the best part is that since he is older and more established in his professional life, he'll be able to do more of the amazing things that life has to offer. He's generous too, which means he'll want you to join him on these adventures. Leo men love holidays in particular, so perhaps this older man will take you away to the beach for a weekend together. 

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

In general, men are not necessarily known for their cleanliness, especially when it comes to their living situation. A Virgo man, however, appreciates cleanliness. The great news is that with this zodiac sign, the older he gets, the better he'll be about picking up after himself and keeping his space clean. Hooray!

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are fantastic when it comes to being in relationships. One of their biggest priorities is making sure the people in their life are content. They are diplomatic, which means that your well-being is also considered in decision-making. This only gets better with age. One of the concerns of dating an older man is that he might become overbearing because of the fact that he is older. If that is a concern of yours, then a Libra is a great option to date, because he will want to do whatever is best for the both of you.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

If you want an older man with passion, find yourself a Scorpio. Sometimes older guys tend to lose their passion for life and love as they age but not a Scorpio. He's also assertive, which means he's perfect if you prefer the man to make the first move. A sense of assertiveness is what we tend to think most older men will be like, but it's really the Scorpios that have this quality. 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius men love to travel, and they are more financially well-off to actually do so. A Sagittarius man also has a great sense of humor. The perk of dating an older man who is a Sagittarius is that their sense of humor will be more refined. If you tend to enjoy smart comedy as opposed to more silly stuff, this man is perfect for you to date since you'll appreciate the same humor. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are family-oriented but also are very responsible and practical. Because of this, an older man who is a Capricorn is not going to go crazy with some mid-life crisis. This means that he's dating you because he's genuinely into you and sees a potential future together. You're not there just to be some arm candy for him but rather someone he respects and wants to be in a relationship with.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

An Aquarius man already shares the traits of being an intellectual, humanitarian, and progressive. The perk of dating an older Aquarius man is that he's going to have more to draw from on these topics. This will make your conversations with him all the more interesting. He's someone who was fighting for humanitarian causes years ago and is still fighting them today and that can be really inspiring. 

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Men who are older are also knowledgeable when it comes to the arts that they grew up with as well. Pisces men enjoy music in particular and have a strong connection to it, whether it be for pure enjoyment or that they are musically talented themselves. If you're dating a musician, then he probably has some great stories from his early years, or he is so experienced that it's a treat to hear him play. If he's not a musician, odds are he'll have some great information on music that can be really interesting to learn about. 

Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.