Challenges of dating mature women
We have to agree that ours is still a male-dominated society despite the tremendous progress that women have made in some areas. A recent example is that of Aleta St. James, the lady who had two kids at the age of 57. When a man fathers children at that age, nothing happens. When a woman does that, it creates chaos. The same is true when it comes to dating by mature women. When they go find a man older than them, people congratulate them on their relationship. But if the guy is a young man in his 20s, it is considered to be unacceptable and even scandalous. (Related article: Mature women date younger men)
So it is no wonder that men when they are in a relationship with a mature woman just don't always feel "normal". Look what Justin writes, "I'm 22 and I'm dating a 36 year old woman. I love her a lot. I've told my friends, but not my family. I live at home still and she lives on her own and has a steady job. She loves me too and wants to be with me. I know people think this is weird, but how I look at it differently. I'm learning a lot from her too. She is great in bed and she makes me feel like a real man."
If Justin is so satisfied with his relationship with an older woman, why doesn't he have the guts to go tell his parents and introduce his sweetheart to them with pride. The society is not ready for such relationships. So while young men do support their mature lovers, there is a lot of work remaining to be done. We need to open our minds to let people date based on affinity and compatibility rather than getting bogged down with numbers.