These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow. A long stints in an asylum for the criminally insane? But just because she hasn’t shared a similar experience, don't feel that she wouldn't relate to your life or your issues; open up and you never know what wisdom she could offer.But just because you were her age once, it doesn’t mean that dating a young woman is always plain sailing. Whatever the age gap, here’s how to date a younger women successfully. Youth might imply less experience, but it doesn’t mean a lack of empathy, nous and emotional intelligence.You may think you have all the answers, Mr Worldly Wise, but remember that anything you can do I can make into an 18-day argument that you do not yet have the life experience to deal with.

You’ve been on this earth for longer, remember, and you should have learnt by now that you deserve someone who is more impressed by the size of your heart than your wallet.

Furthermore, don't presume that you have to “take care” of her emotionally.

Similarly, if you're getting attached and she's planning on moving to Japan for six months, you should probably have a super-fun and not-at-all-awkward conversation about “where you see this going”.

Do dress well Someone once told me a useful rule when it comes shopping for your age.

And remember, it's kind of sexy when a man feels empowered enough to discuss his feelings.

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