Dating men in their 30s

, author has been dating Ben Hanisch, a furniture designer out of Chicago, since late last year after meeting him on a dating app she joined for just 48 hours.

The new “it” couple was spotted holding hands in Miami this past weekend, and Tristan has been “mom approved” by family matriarch Kris Jenner, who told reporters at the recent Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug and Alcohol Prevention Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills, California that the two are “really cute” together.

“You know, she's having a good time, he seems like a really nice guy,” Kris said.

While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.

And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.

Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.

I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.To engage with an older guy is to peek inside a different point-of-view on life.So, now that I've glorified older men enough (don't worry, young, 20-something lads, your day will come…The number of single friends is dwindling, so there is also more pressure to be coupled up.Dating is hard at any age, but even more so in your 30s. One of my girlfriends is 35, and she just married a 27-year old.Age is just a number—it only matters when you make it matter.

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