Younger men can find these qualities provocative and exciting – not threatening, but challenging.
To show your best qualities as a man, and to be taken seriously in the dating pool, compliment your female partner when she discusses her success in her career.
You would not be spending time pursuing older women if you felt threatened or were experiencing reverse age-stereotyping.
Until the last decade, there have been far less female CEOs or women in high-level managerial positions.
What is also powerfully influential are the ever increasing and empowering lead roles created for women in movies, on TV, and through infinite social media forums.
If you are tired of dating in your own age pool because maybe those women are immature, or not ready to commit to something more than casual come and go relationships, honor the woman you are with by verbalizing what she means to you and letting her know without question what you bring to the table.
Eventually, you both can come up with joint interests and goals as a partnership, and the age question will melt away into a distant memory.
He needs to feel that, despite an age difference, you don’t take him any less seriously and you welcome the energy and vitality he brings to your relationship.