If you’re single again in your 50s, and instead of visiting dating sites for seniors or dating women your own age you have decided to pursue younger ladies, the first thing you need to know is that it shouldn’t be a problem.

Namely, a lot of women like dating older guys and this kind of relationship has been socially acceptable for decades (unlike the older woman-younger man type).

That’s right, the age gap isn’t a taboo anymore but you should still follow some simple rules if you don’t want to seem like a creep.

Act like the mature man

Younger women have a thing for older guys because of their maturity and wisdom. Therefore, use your experience to dazzle a lady, instead of acting like a frat boy who is staring at women, nudging his buddies, pointing and making gross comments.

Play it cool and polite, try to make an eye contact and then smile in a non-threatening way. If she smiles back, introduce yourself, let her know that you are interested in getting to know her and offer to buy her a drink. If you see that the attraction isn’t mutual, just apologize and move on. Being pushy can turn a sexy silver fox into a creepy older guy, so know when it is time to back off.

No game playing

Another reason why women are interested in dating older men is game-playing, or precisely the lack of it. You see, younger guys enjoy messing with their minds, which feeds their egos, so if you play your cards right, you will be a breath of fresh air to her. Therefore, be confident, self-assured, and straightforward about your intentions. Let her know whether you are looking for a relationship or just something more casual. Trust us, knowing what you want is hot.

Don’t baby her

Although she is younger than you, she is not a child. She has a job and is capable of making her own decisions. Just because you are her senior doesn’t give you the right to question her every move and give her advice all the time. If she asks for your opinion, that is perfectly fine. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut or she will eventually learn to resent you or see you as a paternal figure.