Age is just a number, however, it is important it comes with its unique dynamics when it comes to dating a younger man.
While it is agreeable that you cannot control who you fall in love with, it would be highly favorable to brace up to the challenges that may come with your choice of partner.
Many Nigerians have their reservations about certain aspects of relationships; dating a man younger than you is most likely to be met with frowns and raised eyebrows.
Women who date younger men do it sometimes because they have limited choices. No woman wants to age and the thought of aging fills an unmarried woman with worries as she does everything possible to settle down and have kids. If this involves having relationships with younger men, they do not mind.
Below are some of the things that may happen when you date a younger man.
1. You may be subjected to public ridicule
If you are about to take a younger man as your beloved partner till death do you part in Nigeria, you should have a rethink. People are bound to talk about you and say all, sorts of things while at it. If you have not ‘jazzed’ him, you may be using his ‘destiny’, which is what his parents and siblings would equate it to.
Critics around you will also call you different names because you have found love in the arms of a man younger than you. But if you can look beyond these dissuading factors, you may end up having a good man and the most exciting relationship.
2. Problems arising from age difference
Although many people agree that age should not be a barrier to love, couples who have a wide age gap between them tend to have problems later on in their relationship.
Women, in particular, may feel cheated out of some activities when the guy starts to think they may not be proud and confident enough to take them out and show them off to friends.
3. Mother-in-law drama
This is one thing you should be prepared for; no woman ever wants her son to get married to a woman as old as her as the mothers will not have the right to act like a mother anymore.
The wife in some very rare cases may even be older than the mother-in-law and this will definitely cause a drift between them.
Men who date ladies younger than them still have their mothers complaining about their choice of spouse. Imagine what will happen when your wife is almost as old as your mother and they have to constantly fight and tussle for power.
Men who date or marry women that are older may have issues with commitment, eventually, get tired of the affair, and long for something fresher. The men may end up cheating on their sugar mummies with younger girls they feel more comfortable with. Most men with time also crave fun and feel only a younger partner can give it uninhibitedly.
5. Different ideologies about life
While age doesn’t tell you far along a person is in life, chances are you both have different experiences and views about life.
It would be a good idea to talk about this in the dating phase if you intend to go long-term.
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