3. All men want are young, hot girls and not women their own age.
You’ve watched it happen. Your contemporaries are divorcing after the kids are off to college and within the first year, he has a smoking-hot girlfriend half his age and she’s still single. It’s true, just like you’ve always feared: Men want younger (than you) women.
If you’re married or partnered, does this have you wondering if you’re next?
Fun fact: Women initiate 60 percent of divorces later in life.
If you’re single, do you feel doomed that no man your age will want you?
“Am I attractive enough?” and “Is he still attracted to me?” are questions that plague most women throughout our lives.
This myth could have you living in fear, or leave you angry and bitter. Hey, guess what’s super unattractive to men? An angry, bitter woman.
When men go younger, it has everything to do with being able to impress her. What comes along with the distinguished gray hair is the need to be admired, and men are pretty insistent about this as a core need of theirs. This is also not a need that women his age are often willing to pony up.
So, when they start dating younger women, we’re stuck thinking, “I’m past my prime. He wants younger women and that’s it.”
But here’s the thing: He doesn’t care about how young the woman he’s dating is — he wants appreciation and playfulness.
If you got tangled up in these three lies, there’s hope! It’s possible to turn it all around. Replace these lies with some fundamental truths:
- Men want sex (just like you do). They also want intimacy, connection, love, and companionship.
- Men commit to the whole package. So, it takes a little longer for most guys to find their forever person.
- Men want lasting love with someone who can be playful, admire him, and see and appreciate him for the man he’s become. When he’s met with that kind of respect and adoration in a long-term marriage or partnership, what he says next is, “I could have never done it without you.”
Men aren’t a total mystery, but they aren’t the same as women, either. Our different chemistry means that men don’t always do things the way women would, which often leaves us feeling hurt, dismissed, unappreciated, or unseen.
Taking the time to see and celebrate our differences can leave us in much better shape for each other.
Usually, the lies women tell themselves just to justify their actions of getting into bad relationships that led to bad marriages.
Dear Woman, It’s not really too late for you to start identifying the lies you tell yourself so that you may avoid a void in your relationship and shattered dreams.
By telling the truth, you have every chance to find the very best man and the love of your love.
Written By Wendy Newman
Article originally Published in Yourtango
Printed With Permission from the author
To read more from her, here’s the link to her recent book, 121 First Dates, the Book The Anti-Rules Book of Practical Wisdom Based on Misadventures on 121 First Dates.
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