Each thinks all would be well if only the other partner would change. Although change can happen, we are less likely to consider changing if we feel we are being misunderstood, misjudged or attacked for who we are, how we behave, or what we want or need.
For younger women, dating older men can often lead to a rewarding, long-lasting relationships.
As I've written on this site before, "practice" and "recreation" are not good reasons to date.
Dating is for the purpose of finding a marriage partner.
All singles who profess Christ and aspire to marriage — even as a possibility — have this responsibility (even outside this area of life, we should all be trying to grow in Christ). If you're already sure of that basic answer, are you a growing and mature Christian?
Are you generally humble and teachable, and do you respect authority?
If you aspire to be a godly husband or wife someday, what have you done and what are you doing to prepare for that ministry?
Second, are you at a place in your life at which you are ready and able to marry?
Not being as drive by testosterone often makes older men better in bed than younger men, according to some women.
Older men often view pleasure in a different light than younger men and are more concerned with the woman’s pleasure as opposed to their own. Older men tend to be more steadfast and stable and are generally more established and settled in their chosen careers than are younger men.
As a practical matter, are you responsible and holy in the way you possess your own spirit, mind and body?
As you move into the stage of life in which you begin to seriously consider marriage generally or a particular relationship, your first step should be to soberly reflect, before God, on your own spiritual walk and maturity in Christ.
This friendship needs to be nurtured, because if neglected it will inevitably deteriorate.