Problems with dating an older woman
Differences are not noticed or are dismissed with thoughts like “not a big deal” or “she will change”.Couples generally do not have much conflict at this stage of the cycle as each is really trying hard to impress the other person.Often (not always) there is not enough “is this the right person for me” but rather more “what can I do to make this person like me?” This stage may last for 3 or 4 months depending on the individuals and their maturity, experience and self-understanding.Different arenas for meeting allow for different opportunities to get to know each other and see if there is enough curiosity or interest to take it to the next level which would involve arranging a second or third meeting.
Pushing for an answer; however, may cause real problems in the relationship.
Some stages take longer than others to go through and some people take much longer at each stage.
Unfortunately, some people don’t fully experience and process each stage as an opportunity for personal growth or to make a healthy evaluation about the relationship or about themselves.
This is also an important stage for couples to use to evaluate the relationship and their ability to be part of an emotionally intelligent relationship.
Engagements can be broken much more easily and can clearly be a better decision than getting married and divorced.