Bearing all that in mind, there are some really good things about dating someone younger than you – here are a few of our favorites.

If you’ve spent the last decade in the same queer community and friendship group, however loving and generous, dating a younger person from a different social background and with different experiences and expectations of coming out, living as queer and building relationships can be a breath of fresh air.

If someone’s significantly younger than you, the chances are they’re less experienced than you, too – in bed and out of it.

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Overall, she is definitely in control of the situation, which I find really sexy.

I just follow directions given, which puts much less pressure on me.

Sometimes it’s fun to be the experienced one – especially when it’s fulfilling for both parties.

Which is another good point: beware of internalised ageism.

One wise friend advises me that ‘an upside of dating someone younger is that they may feel less pressure (internal or external) to "settle down", so they won't push the relationship towards a commitment too soon.

On the other hand, particularly if you are their first serious partner, they may be swept up in "first love" and want that fairytale happy ending,' so you may need to be the one to put the brakes on if that’s not really what you want or where you see things going.Once again, this doesn’t just mean practical new fun things to do with your partner you might not’ve thought of, it also means (re)introducing you to ways of living and thinking you haven’t inhabited for a while.It’s worth being prepared for backlash from your friends or theirs about the age difference.That often means less money – but also more practice and expertise at having fun on a budget.Anyone who’s not taking advantage will make it obvious by inviting you out to (cheap/free) things, or cooking for you, even if it's just pasta or grilled cheese sandwiches. Society isn't as used to seeing it as we'd like them to be. Man B: Older women know what they want, so I don't have to guess.