"Well, you know, he went from his college lifestyle in which he had regular classes, to a consistent day job, to, you know, finding little need to plan for anything or put events in a calendar, but he texted me today, so Embarrassment is not a feeling I'm too familiar with (see: confident, sexy lion comment), but at first I was somewhat ashamed to be dating a younger man. There were even times when the thought of our age difference made me feel taller and then him. As soon as I stopped giving a fuck, I felt awesome. I soon wanted to tell everyone, "I'm dating a younger guy, isn't that totally progressive of me!? I do a ton to make sure I don't get pregnant, so I kept finding myself asking, how am I now mothering this 25-year-old?" It also made me feel better about the way people romanticize youth and have unrealistic beauty standards. I was investing so much time teaching him things, being patient with him.
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I'm not in a perfect place yet — my career is, well, a work in progress, all my furniture is still from Ikea, and there are things in my fridge I bought during the Bush administration.
But because he basically lived in a fort of old pizza boxes, he thought I had it together.
For the most part dating an older woman is a positive experience.
Age, experience, and stability fall down on the plus side of dating an older woman.