Top 10 Reasons To Date 'Grandfathers'

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    Feb 03, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    I thought this article was interesting. Although it's specifically written with respect for women dating older men, it seemed very applicable to men dating older men also. There's been a number of forum postings related to dating older men and I thought this actually articulates some good qualities found in older men. I wouldn't limit these to grandfathers at all but if any or all of these are found in ANY man, I think it definitely makes that man much more attractive in the dating process.

    As a man and a grandfather, I need to review the list to fine tune myself to accentuate these qualities! icon_smile.gif

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-wellington-/dating-older-men_b_4647376.html

    1. They embrace your children as their own. Men who are also grandfathers seem to take the attitude "the more, the merrier." This relaxed demeanor helps to circumvent unnecessary anxiety when merging families.

    2. Their wisdom and experience brings perspective where it might otherwise not be. Men who have fostered careers and led their families through many stages bring beneficial long-term perspective to their younger partners who might now be doing the same.

    3. They are well-balanced, possessing a keen sense of priorities and placement thereof. In other words, men who are grandfathers don't always accept "business calls" during moments of personal importance, realizing that "life" is too short to be "professionally accessible" all the time.

    4. They are gentlemen. Men of this age and stage realize that manners and respectable behavior matter well beyond what society currently accepts.

    5. They are the first to accept "imperfection." Coping with the "realities" of life has seasoned men in this realm to accept and even embrace other's "humanness" in ways that fosters comfort, appreciation, and subsequent wisdom.

    6. They are interesting and active. With healthcare being what it is today, men of this age and stage men are living longer and embracing their families and life overall more heartily than ever before.

    7. They love sex and intimacy. Don't let their age fool you, men who are also called "grandpa" aren't old when it comes to sexual "desire" and their need for emotional contact with their partners.

    8. They possess a sophistication and confidence that is wildly attractive. No doubt, this combination is the catalyst for many a Winter-Spring romance (playing right into the hands of women's innate desire for security).

    9. They take pride in their position as "patriarch" of the larger family. Men who are also grandfathers adore being able to care for their entire families when necessity or opportunity dictates, providing a sense of purpose of which others cannot fulfill.

    10. They realize their responsibility and place in the world beyond themselves. Men who are also grandfathers understand the need to "add value" where others may not, remaining fully aware of the generational impact of actively making life better for all through charitable giving and participation.


    Do you think these qualities would sway you towards dating an older guy?
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    Now perhaps we'll have some serious dialogue on the article….thanks guys.
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    Feb 03, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
    Older men have been through life and gotten the running around out of their systems (there are exceptions, of course), so anyone who wants a serious relationship should consider an older man. I've gone out with some and they are very level headed and stable, which is why I look for.
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    Feb 03, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
    There's a lot to be said for experience and wisdom, and younger people would do well to pay attention to their elders.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    Well, It all goes to that whole Picture where they are at in life, but definitely not of my choice, unless there is something to be seen in perspective of many different things in a matter of life that fits to one and another then, Yes.

    Cause I would want to grow out old together in life with someone about the same age zone that would make life a little less distress in a sense of age longevity. The saddest thing that we all aged and die, So when someone is 30 years of age ahead leaves earth, we are all back being alone here...WAIT! That all goes subjectively on how you value life as :

    A. a Beauty of a sculpture. or

    B. a Fun ride Movie.

    That whole will speak how you get yourself engaged to with all the mess and that structural things in your-life.

    PS. *I could almost hear Cash whispering in my ears "look into his wallet" haahaa icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gif *joking.

    To me it all goes subjectively on that Mind maturity that one has. And if I meet a Guy of about my age with a maturity character ahead of his age, He is a Jewel to me already. *no not Jesus.

    No doubt elderly men are all about the wise and experiences of life and a word of being Royal, but after generations, way of life changes as we all evolve into the future, which goes back to that intellectual how he pilots things of time. And trust me there are many Dirty old men grandpa around not every wise looking aged men is entirely a nice soul inside.

    I don't mind someone who is about the zone Old, but living a life that is young at heart.icon_wink.gif Unless you define Grandpa as being wickedly old, there is a sense of awkwardness already.

    Now to your Question

    Do you think these qualities would sway you towards dating an older guy?

    Yes, Only in a bracket of older guys/men.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    A girl from my class in school is a grandmother icon_eek.gif

    She would not be a good dating prospect for most people.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    All of these qualities have attracted me to older men, and that's why I have never dated anyone in their 20's or remotely close to my age.

    However, this can be applied to any age really. I've dated a 40 year old who was extremely immature and didn't hold many of these qualities, but on the other end I've met older guys who live up to most of these.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    I lived with a guy for 4 years who came out late in life. He had 3 kids and 2 grand kids. The kids all lived in another state and I met them all and got along fine with them all. I don't think kids and grand kids have anything to do with dating or getting involved with a guy, but the are going to bring along a different set of life experiences. Everyone has baggage. Some just have more baggage then others. It's the bags you fill together that count.
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    Feb 03, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to my husband and I growing old together, not that there's any rush. Does that count?icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 03, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidAll of these qualities have attracted me to older men, and that's why I have never dated anyone in their 20's or remotely close to my age.

    However, this can be applied to any age really. I've dated a 40 year old who was extremely immature and didn't hold many of these qualities, but on the other end I've met older guys who live up to most of these.

    Your 40-year old ex is a train wreck.