You meet a guy at a fancy cafe and there’s an instant connection – you both love Law and Order, he has an amazing smile and he’s funny. And then your conversation goes on and you learn that he’s your junior. What do you do next?
We’re not sure where our culture’s discomfort with dating younger men came from, but maybe these females just have evolutionary instincts, driving them to choose older, wiser and more powerful alpha males over younger, fresher chaps. Whether you’re the older or younger partner in a relationship, we somehow believe that chronological age definitely does not define levels of maturity in a person. And one bad experience doesn’t speak in favour for all the younger men out there!
Fortunately, nowadays, more and more women are now opening up to the idea of dating younger men. You might think that younger men are aimless, non-committed and are only in it just for the sex, but remember, these are NOT age-specific qualities and we shouldn’t be stereotyping these poor guys.
You just have to give them a chance to prove you wrong. Well, if the both of you want to make things work, we’re sure you can!
We interviewed some of our readers and this is what they had to say about dating younger men:
“Yes, because they are fun and they aren’t that serious. It’s fun if they aren’t looking to settle down so soon.” – Rebecca, 23
“I wouldn’t date a younger guy because I’m generally attracted to older men who are working and seem to have a stable life. Also, I think a younger guy cannot level with the way I live, especially if the guy is still studying and living of his parents.” – Pamela, 27
“No. Immaturity is something I really cannot stand and I think most younger Malaysian guys are highly immature.” – Alison, 26
“I wouldn’t date younger guys as most of them are childish. They do not know what they want in life.” – Kathleen, 24
“Absolutely not! I’m only 22 and guys who are younger than I am seem to be immature and it feels like they haven’t grown up. Well, that’s my experience anyway.” – Li Hui, 22
“I can’t date a man with no ambition, and most younger guys I’ve dated seem to be that way.” – Elizabeth, 25
“Yes, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. We can be on the same page if the guy wants to work out the relationship.” – Mei Yee, 26
“I would. I don’t think age is a factor, as long as the guy is mature enough and knows how to stand on his own two feet and can think for himself. Why not?” – Marie, 24
“I’ve dated younger men and I personally think that they’re more fun to be around. Some older men can be quite routine and boring. I love being spontaneous and younger guys always surprise me.” – Tiffany, 25
“I’m dating a younger guy now and so far, it’s going pretty well! I have no complaints and he treats me really well too. So my answer is definitely yes!” – Vanessa, 24