A lack of sex in a marriage, however, can turn couples into buddies or quasi-roommates and make that special spark even harder to ignite.
As you’ve in all likelihood come to notice, people often tend to be romantically interested in others within their own age group.
The Pros: As a dating coach for women, I've found that age does not matter as much as compatibility.Some younger guys are very needy and are looking to be "mothered" by an older woman. They aren't too concerned with financial stability and future security.Many times the man will have jealousy issues and are not trusting of the woman. Older women know how fast time goes by and how important having this security is -- especially as we age. When the spark of romance blossoms between two people sometimes age does not matter.Your man having less responsibility at work may mean he’ll be more likely to respond to a spontaneous request for a date, or be able to take off early for a weekend getaway without being concerned about what he’s left behind at the office.[Read: 9 things you can’t overlook when you date a single parent] He also may not have purchased a home yet, something that tends to take up time and energy.When two people find the love they want, the difference in years becomes meaningless.Or if you just want to try dating a younger man, but aren't looking for the long-term, what the heck—enjoy a fling! I've had clients insist they want to date a man much younger.That being said, men dating women five or even seven years younger has generally been accepted, while a woman dating a man more than a year younger than them has been looked upon as quite odd.Recently though, as women have become more socially, psychologically, and sexually liberated, some have begun to ignore social prejudices by dating younger men, sometimes with that five to seven year age gap between themselves and their partners. If you see or hear of one of these unconventional couples, your first instinct might be to giggle and make jokes about “robbing the cradle” or “cougars,” but is an older woman dating a younger man really so bad? Let's be honest, the main reason a woman will date a younger man is because physically it's very appealing. Here are four good reasons to allow yourself to jump into the kiddie pool. They are still climbing in an upward motion and aren't settling into the stereotypes of the men before them. And exercise is incorporated into their daily routines -- unlike an older man who is more set in his ways and more content to grow old just like his father did. They still have a thirst for life that hasn't been jaded yet. These men are not afraid to tap into their feminine side when it comes to grooming.