To be honest here, and there might be some who argue with me on this, but it is the truth and it is what it is.
A young woman and older man relationship mostly has to do with the younger woman wanting a more mature, stable, and experienced partner….while the Older man likely feels his time is running out and wants an attractive more fertile woman that he can engage with on a more physical level.
All of us at one point or another in our lives play psychological games.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, whether at home, at work, among strangers, or among friends, we have all engaged in games that are sometimes beneficial and useful, and other times detrimental to our health and the well-being of others.
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This might sometimes come across as mind games….however it is an older man’s ways of working things in his favor to compete against the younger more physically attractive men.
What do people get out of playing games in relationships? Whether the incentives to play games involve gaining security, gaining control or gaining self-esteem and self-justification, psychological theatrics are always ways of fulfilling an (often) unconscious goal.
It’s also important to note that playing games in relationships involves two people, not just one person “victimizing the other.” As they say: it takes two to tango, and games are the result of enabling behaviors just as much as manipulative behaviors.
The younger woman may be interpreting this as a mind game because men closer to their age typically are only experienced and indecisive to match that said age.
An older man likely is much more in tuned with exactly what he wants and is looking for in his dating with this younger woman.