Older women dating young boys

“Sometimes young men prefer relationships with older women because they are caring, settled and trustworthy, things that come with maturity.

A young man can see something unique in a woman twice his age and decide to be with her and there is nothing wrong with that,” Iribagiza says.

He says he wants to spend the rest of his life with me and I feel the same, though I’m scared of how society will react if we decide to get married,” Julian says.

Like Julian, many old women are defying society stereotypes and are dating much younger men.

It could be true love because love has no boundaries,” Iribagiza adds.

However, she warns that such relationships usually end in a bad way.

She cautions old women to avoid going into relationships with young boys.

And do the men genuinely love these women or are there benefits that come with dating older women?

According to Joyce Kirabo who works with the Rwanda Education Board as a counselor and mentor, some young men are materialistic and financially strained, so they look out for older women who are already financially stable and can provide for them.

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