Dating a Youngin’...


When talking about dating, I often hear women say ”I couldn't date a younger man”.  I can understand that, especially because men are already on the slow train of maturity in comparison to women. It's hard dating a man my age, let alone consider dating a man that's younger than me. It's almost impossible to imagine a workable relationship with a man more that 1 year younger than myself.



Now I've heard about the different circumstances with dating some one younger. Like, once you've both  passed the age of 30 that it doesn't matter anymore and if you're under that age of 28 and dating a younger man that you might as well be single. 



I, myself have never dated a man younger than me but maybe it isn't all bad. While reading an article written in 2016 I found a quote by Gabrielle Union.  “If your type hasn’t worked for you in 40 years, guess what? Your type sucks!” said Union. “Time to change your type. Think outside the box! Maybe they’re younger, maybe they’re older, maybe they don’t come in the shape or size or color that you assume they would come in.

“But there’s so many dope people out there that if you open yourself up and get out of your own way, you’re going to have a lot of options. A lot more options than you think.”



Now I haven't been dating for 40 years. Hell I haven't even been alive that long but... I think she may have been on to something.

Could it be that a lot of women are looking for their dream guy in the wrong generation/ age group and their "type" may be holding them back...or should my arms be tired because I'm reaching a little too hard? (lol) 



My great aunt always use to say that ”your ’type’ is probably why you're single”. I'm 25 and my type/preference has always been to date a guy that is older than me. I've never really had a reason except feeling like he could possibly teach me something that I haven't learned yet. My experience has taught me that even older men are on a slooowwwww moving carousel to maturity as well. I'm not switching up but I am saying that trying something new could be just what the doctor ordered sis.


I'm not saying turn into BlacChyna and date an 18 year old (that's just too damn far) but.....

Maybe... don't knock it until you try it. Especially if he's doing it "right".

With Love,


Lou <3

Maya Johnson