Kim Kardashian Is Engaged to a Younger Man: Is Going Younger Better?
What are the advantages to being the older one in the relationship?
News broke today that Kim Kardashian, 30, is engaged to New Jersey Nets player, Kris Humphries, 26. Now, I don’t want to base any theories about relationships on these two, but their engagement sparked an interesting thought in my head: are there any advantages to dating (and marrying) a younger guy?
I’ve always said I would never be interested in a guy that was younger than me. In fact, I’ve only had relationships with people who were at least two years older — the oldest was the 24-year-old bartender I dated when I was (gulp!) 19. Five years isn’t that big of a difference, but it was definitely a turn-on that he was older, more experienced in the real world, could teach me things and made his living serving something that was still illegal for me.
Scandalous, I know.
Even though being of age is no longer an issue, I still gravitate towards older guys for those first three reasons. I’ve found that guys my own age aren’t on the same level of maturity as me. If I went younger, I’d be worried that there would be too many moments in the relationship where I would feel like I was babysitting.
Then again, I’ve felt that way when sitting across the table from a guy who just admitted he’s 27… 30… and 32.
Kim and Kris are only four years apart, and he seems like he may be one of those special guys who acts very mature for his age. His age could be “just a number,” as they say. But, what advantages, if any, does that give Kim?
Besides having a hot, younger guy in her bed every night, I’m kind of stumped… so I’m turning it over to you.
Tell us: what advantages are there to dating a younger man?
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.