Why Do Some Women Marry Much Older Men?

Written by , Beauty & Lifestyle Enthusiast Chaitra Krishnan Beauty & Lifestyle Enthusiast Experience: 5 years

Attractiveness is a very subjective concept. Your friend may never like the man you chose to date and your friend’s boyfriend is literally the type of person you would never date even if you two were the only two humans on earth. And, while some women find older men more attractive, many others may not even be able to imagine dating or getting married to a man six or seven years older than them. But, there are many reasons why women get attracted to older men and marry them. If you feel that you are totally nuts for feeling drawn to a man who is almost ten years older than you, give yourself a break! Because, there are many other women who feel the same as you.

To explain this better, we’ve got you a bunch of reasons why women get attracted to older men and are really happy getting married to them. So let’s dive in!

1. Family Arranged The Marriage

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Okay, now this is one reason that many of us may not like. If your parents are going to choose your husband, they will obviously search for someone who is financially stable, matured, well-mannered, and respectful. Since young men may have just begun their career, they aren’t the first choice for parents, even if the man is well-mannered. This is one of the major reasons why many Indian women get married to older men.

2. He Is A Relative

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Again, this is another aspect that happens in many parts of the Indian culture. You get married to your cousins or uncles according to your family traditions and you hardly get any say in it. In such cases, the groom can be much older than the bride.

3. They Are Matured

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Older men are matured and their cautious, yet impressive behavior draws women like a moth to a flame. They know what to say, how to behave and manage their emotions when needed. They know how to deal with their problems and aren’t going to drag you into it unnecessarily. Now, that’s a man of class!

4. They Are Financially Stable

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Many women get married to older men because of financial stability. Even if a day comes when you want to quit your job, your husband will be capable of sustaining the family’s financial requirements. Financial security is of top priority in a woman’s list while she’s looking for a suitable partner. Also, some women simply enjoy the feeling of dating someone who can take them on fancy dates or on vacations to foreign countries.

5. They Want A Serious Relationship

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Older men probably dated several women when they were in their teens and early twenties. They are done and dusted with casual relationships and ones that they don’t see a future in. This means that if you choose an older man, he will seriously commit to you and make every other effort to get married to you. This is something that many young men aren’t ready to do since they want to explore other options before they get settled.

6. They Are Good-Looking In A Very Different Way

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Older men age like wine — sweet and classy. We’re not talking about jelly bellies and bald heads. Men who know to take care of themselves, eat well, and workout regularly are really attractive. They have more manly features in comparison to the chocolate boys you met in college.

7. They Have Refined Taste

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Older men have a very refined taste. Instead of being a party animal, they probably prefer having a glass of whiskey and enjoying some good old music at home. Also, since they know so much about how to assess people’s taste, they’re very likely to know yours and act accordingly. If you are someone who likes the beaches, he’ll definitely not take you to the mountains. Spending more time with people with such qualities will actually make most women happy and feel safe.

8. They Are Knowledgeable

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Older men are so much more knowledgeable than the guys of your own age. They have real-life experiences according to which they act. Of course, they would have been like any other youngster a few years back, but he’s all learned by the time you meet him. This implies that you don’t have to deal with his emotional tantrums and you can rely on him when it comes to making important decisions. You don’t need to take charge all the time and solve the problems in your life, because your man is experienced enough to do it by himself. This feeling of freedom and relaxation is what many women crave when they are in a relationship with a young man who doesn’t really know much about people, places, or situations.

Apart from the above-mentioned qualities, most older men are respectful towards women. They are matured enough to know how to treat you and your family. Isn’t that what a woman really wants? To sum up, older men are great! But, this doesn’t mean that all of them are great and all young men are incapable of keeping you happy. Take it with a pinch of salt and you’re good to go. Do you think older men are attractive? What do you like the most about them? Let us know in the comments below.

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