I can see the attraction for older guys, maybe they are divorced or widowed and feeling lonely, the children, if they have them, are almost sure to be old enough to be off their hands and independent, also when you reach a certain age it is only natural you start looking at your own mortality and health.Older more mature men start looking at how long they have left and how long they might remain ‘physically active’.You know, remember that song from that TV show everyone was watching in high school? But those things you can laugh off if everything else is going well.
This is something to think about when you are considering dating a younger guy (or any guy for that matter).“I never thought I’d date a younger guy. When I started dating someone younger than me, I assumed there would be some big differences.But over time, I realized a lot of this was just in my head,” explains Julie.Western men aged 40 are flocking to Thailand for holidays and to retire.Although initially they are mainly heading for Bangkok, Pattaya, Chaing Mai and Phuket they are now also heading to settle down all over Thailand including Isaan.Most of the time, if the guy is mature enough his being a bit younger than you really shouldn’t be a big deal.
The truth is, while dating someone younger can present unique challenges, a happy and healthy relationship is definitely still on the table.Often times it has more to do with how he perceives his maturity.“It has more to do with where the individual comes from and how they’ve viewed their life,” says Karen.Of course anybody who has read our blogs will understand and appreciate it is not as simple as that.Things can get very complicated, dangerous and expensive for western men (farags) in Thailand, the land of smiles (and scams).Costs can easily get out of control, the legal system is bias towards Thai’s and there is a lot of corruption.