They enjoy being generous and helpful. You will experience this firsthand when you date an older man. While men do appreciate a woman who needs them, they also appreciate a woman who is independent - someone who is able to make decisions, earn money, and take care of herself. Therefore, they tend to encourage you to accept who you are too. Without it, you're more than likely to keep kissing frogs while the clock continues ticking. Maturity brings some insights along with a different perspective on life.
Beyond that, age has little if anything to do with a man being focused, mature, or established.
The DOs and DON'Ts of Dating an Older Man
If you find it odd that his favourite bands are Genesis and ELO, then you will need to decide whether you can get used to that, or whether you will feel increasingly isolated. If that were the case, why would a man over 40 really need, or be receptive to, a life partner? He will never get your references to specific scenes from Full House or Boy Meets World and you will never get his references to… uh… things from his generation. But, there is a bunch of other stuff to consider too. Sign in Get started.