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Having to run around after a 5-year-old is hard work, especially if it’s been that much longer since your man ran around as a 5-year-old. Older people warrant more of it, so while your man’s white hair will give him all kinds of credit with the people you two encounter, you’ll automatically be dismissed as slightly inferior, regardless of your personal attributes.
By the time you settle down together, he’ll have amassed a bunch more life experiences than you (he’s had like 20 extra years).
You become an automatic threat to them by being naturally prettier and having the all-powerful asset of youth.
While you’re still in the phase where getting too drunk at bars and partying all night at clubs is acceptable/actually lots of fun, he gets tired by midnight.
It will happen a whole lot earlier for him than it will for you, so you’ll get jealous of his increased free time while he’ll start demanding more of your attention to fill up his long, empty hours, even though you’re still an occupied professional.
You’re already going to have elderly parents to deal with as the years progress.
Society points all kinds of judgmental fingers, accusing these women of preying on impressionable young men, even labeling them "cougars." But regardless of what anyone thinks, it's clear that this is a phenomenon that is here to stay: in a recent AARP survey, 34% of women between the ages of 40 and 69 were dating younger men. These qualities can be a welcome change to younger men because women their age tend to be more insecure and sometimes manipulative.
And they are not just dating them, but embarking on long-term relationships with them, even marrying them. Also, younger men were typically raised by strong, career-focused mothers, so they are comfortable with ambition and intelligence in a partner, where older men can find these qualities threatening. Younger men find that older women have a lot to offer, too. They have figured out their needs and knew how to express them.
You significantly increase your chances of spending your last decade or so alone if you marry someone significantly older than you.