No matter the age difference (mine is almost 9 years! They adore your mind, your ability to make strong decisions, a well-kept body and even a few gray hairs. It brings a continual spark to the whole relationship and gives each of you something to always think about. I might even throw in a road trip or two, just to make sure that we’ve covered all the bases of our togetherness and can actually stand each other after spending so much time in the car. As long as I love him and show it, patience comes through in spades.

), the energy that this man infuses to my life on a daily—no, make that hourly—basis is the epitome of new-found bliss.

’ It’s the same with platonic friends too – while working in Sri Lanka, my closest friend was nine years younger than me, and it wasn’t a problem.

‘Which then means there’s a weird time when a girl is like I NEED to have kids.

And it ends up not working.’ This is a very valid point, but if you’re a woman who’s pretty chill about getting married and popping out babies (hi), then there’s no problem. No-one bats an eyelid if a male dates a younger female, yet a woman goes even a few years below her own age and she’s suddenly a thirsty ‘cougar‘?

He’s looking up to you in many ways, and admiring the knowledge that you bring to the table. Maca root is a supplement derived from the jungles of Peru. You would think I had learned this from my native side, but when I discovered the benefits of maca, my libido had a jump start and wasn’t hiding out in some cave anymore. Nothing says “romance” like a vacation to a beach resort or any vacation spot where the newness of the environment stirs your souls. Dating a younger man requires patience on all levels—with yourself and your man. Just because you are older by even a few years, that doesn’t give you a license to nag, obsess, shame or guilt your younger man.

He is with you to share, to love, and to spend quality time together.

Women have a biological clock that they need to live by if they want to have kids and stuff,’ he told uk.

‘And more often than not by the time a girl is 30 she is thinking about kids and a family.

I was always a bit of a late-bloomer, and being with a younger man somehow keeps me in a forever-inspired mode.

They aren’t for everyone, but as someone who has been in a very rewarding partnership for some time now, I can honestly say that I would never go back.

Nikki, 33 agrees: ‘I pretty much only date younger men now, which I think is to do with my lifestyle choices of travelling and doing seasonal work.