Dating people can not have kids

If you’re relatively young and single, chances are you have a bit of disposable income.Yet, while your older man probably earns a decent salary, you should remember that he might have more serious financial commitments than you.

Qualities like kindness and respect are absolute requirements for a healthy relationship.

Someone who doesn't yet have this part down may need to work on it with a trained therapist before he or she is ready for a relationship.

You may find yourself considering dating an older man, and if it’s good enough for the likes of Demi Moore and Catherine Zeta-Jones, why not you?

Here are eight things you need to consider when dating an older man.

Their ideas about the way the world should work will be fully formed and it’s very unlikely they’ll change.

We’re not saying older men will be completely inflexible but you shouldn’t think you can change their ways once you’re in a relationship.

We use cultural references to express who we are and where we’ve come from.

If you find it odd that his favourite bands are Genesis and ELO, then you will need to decide whether you can get used to that, or whether you will feel increasingly isolated.

Also, while your older man might lack the sex drive of a 22 year-old, he will likely have the experience to put many younger men to shame.

Just as his health will possibly deteriorate, your older man’s energy levels will also drop over time.

Also remember that older men will have the same dilemma with any references you make – they may make them feel old and distant from you.