When it comes to younger men dating much older women, there's a whole different set of power dynamics at play.
Here, men who have dated much older women explain what it was really like."Dated a lovely woman that was exactly twice my age. She’d been through a terrible, abusive marriage, and had three grown children, two of which were older than me.
There may even be differences in a desire to participate in or attend social or sporting events and activities.
In addition, unlike much younger women, an older woman has reached a level of maturity that shouts out confidence, and this is incredibly attractive to a man.
An older woman may appear more ‘chilled’ and emotionally balanced.
If a younger man falls in love with an older woman, he should not dismiss the idea of giving the relationship a go once he has considered the above.
Age-gap relationships do work and can be very rewarding.
Raised eyebrows from outsiders should not influence the decision or indeed, shape the future of someone in love.