Much like singer Solange Knowles and husband Alan Ferguson have a 23-year age gap, some women prefer their men much older. Here are the ups and downs of dating older people:

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The pros

They’ve experienced life more

  • Whether it’s in bed, life in general or career
  • They’re able to guide you accordingly using the experience they’ve gained throughout the years
  • They know exactly what they want in life so, you can learn a thing or two from them

They value romance

  • Unlike young men, matured men know and understand the importance of romance in a relationship.
  • They know their way around with little details, like flowers, notes and homemade gifts.
  • Be ready to be spoiled

They’re emotionally stable

  • Matured men have a sense of calmness
  • They ‘re able to balance out the wild and crazy side of you, if you have one.
  • Whenever you need someone to listen, they’re always there.

They’re financially savvy

  • They’ve learned a few things about money over the years
  • They can advice you regarding your own finances
  • They don’t just spend without planning.

The cons

Society considers them ‘father figures’

  • This can have a negative impact on your relationship, if your friends and family consider him as such
  • You cant pass the ‘old men’ jokes around him as he might take offence

They’re not into the party life

  • They’ve been there , done that, so parties don’t really excite them.
  • They’d rather be home and cuddling

They have a standard way of doing things

  • This can be quiet the challenge because they often don’t want to be changed.
  • What you see is what you get
  • Most of them find it hard to compromise on their way of life