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

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Just be careful that neither of you make the other feel excluded if you’re hanging with your contemporaries!

Younger lovers often haven’t progressed as far in their careers as older partners, or are still studying.

Last month’s ‘Reasons to date an older woman’ seemed to strike a chord – so here’s the other side of the coin.

To be clear, by ‘younger’ we mean ‘younger than you, but of legal and appropriate age.' Half-your-age-plus-7 is the usual rule where I come from, and it’s a good general guideline.

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.

If you’re a homebody, dating somebody younger can encourage you to get out and do things you’d never have tried on your own.

Younger people can be less jaded and cynical, still in the process of discovering the world and themselves and how those two things might work together, That often translates as boundless enthusiasm for new things, different things, silly and fun things – and they’ll drag you along for the ride, no pun intended.

You don't expect someone who is so much older to have so much in common with you or the desire to connect with you the way some older women do. And with 15 years more experience, they're more interesting to talk to. Man A: Older women are more open to letting you try new things.