People always look back fondly on high school sweethearts and celebrate “young love,” but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? This post from Bangor Daily News suggests otherwise, making the case for a number of benefits to finding love as an older dater. For one, as we mature and go through relationship experiences, we tend to gain a greater self awareness and become more self-assured. Think about it: did you look for the same things in a partner when you were 18 as you hope to find in your 30s? Not likely. And the more we learn about ourselves and what we're really looking for in a companion, the more confident we become in our wants and needs. Similarly, having many years of romantic relationship experience can help you understand your deal-breakers better, and not waste your time with someone who is incompatible with your values or needs. Additionally, there is far less pressure to take an older relationship to a serious level. It's likely that each of you has started a family individually, so there is no biological clock ticking and you can each enjoy each other's company without having to worry about exactly where things are headed. Convinced? Check out some tips for getting the most out of later love.
Read the full article here: The Advantages of Being an Older Dater, and Tips for Finding Romance