The chance to date older guys who are no longer in college can be very exciting, especially if you’ve been feeling tired of the on-campus dating scene. But should you be wary if a guy in his mid-to-late twenties or thirties approaches you at a bar?Her Campus lays out the dos and don’ts of dating an older man – read on to find out what he’s really thinking when he asks for your number! Wes and Samantha: I’m having a hard time knowing how to handle my daughter’s relationship. Samantha: A younger girl dating an older guy comes with assumptions. Either way, this relationship could be good for her.
But you may be wondering, why do these guys seem so interested in us?Stepping away from your college bubble also means you are re-entering the “real world,” at least for three months.Whether you’re living in a city away from home for a job or internship, traveling or just living at home, you’re much more likely to face “real world” situations – such as dating older men. And are mature enough to talk about things other than chugging Bud Light in their frat houses !Besides, ordering your daughter not to date this guy probably won’t stop her. If you want to protect your daughter, you need to approach the situation differently.You have three things to consider: the guy, outside sources and your daughter in order to assess whether the relationship is dangerous for her, while still giving her the space she needs. Don’t pull out your shotgun or start an interrogation. Show respect for her decision through your interest in her thoughts about him.