Today, there is a whole genre of “Daddy Chasers” that shows there is an aesthetic appeal toward older guys (and the fantasies that revolve around them).
Some people have jumped from one job/career to another, and although they have the experience that age brings, they don’t necessarily have the financial stability and rewards.
You have to appreciate that you may experience some resistance from friends and family.
When you are in your 20s, a guy in his 40s doesn’t seem that old.
However, when you’re in your 30s dating someone in their 50s, situations do arise (and certain things don’t rise to the occasion).
Many relationships worked very well (a CEO dating a waiter, for example) and status wasn’t really an issue.
In the straight world, when an older man dates a younger woman, these relationships can work successfully for both concerned.
If you’re looking at a long-term relationship, prepare yourself for your partner passing away before you.
When you are older, will you want to be single or getting back into the dating pool again?
The gay world can be very open minded about many things.