Dating man 18 years older

George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.

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Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?

In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group. I'm not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn't been fulfilling for me.

I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences. I started my media career at age 9 at a community TV station and my ambition level went up from there.

I still get the common response from my friends: “He's too old for you! ” I've also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a “gold digger.” So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I'm not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It's more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable. I save and invest my money; I've never been married and I have no kids. My father was a businessman who ran a successful chiropractor practice.

I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following: – They're not ambitious enough, or they don’t have a go-getter attitude. I had a normal childhood, but I have been living in the “adult world” since I was a kid. I was around adults all my life — events, parties, meetings — so I really knew it no other way.

The only thing probably missing in my life is a partner, a published book and an owned property… To elaborate even further, I'm an only child, and growing up, I never had many close friends. I was teased and picked on a lot from the kids at school. I guess that's where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out.

I never babysat the kids in my neighborhood once; I couldn't relate to kids at all. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn't start actually dating an older guy until I was 26; he was 40.

That relationship was fun and short-lived, but what I’ve learned since then has taken me a long way when dating older men.

At the end of the day, I need to do what's best for me.

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