Aging and Crushes: Understanding Why We Develop Fewer Romantic Interests as We Age – Insights and Benefits

Higher Self-Awareness

With time comes knowledge about everything, including oneself—wisdom of age! Older adults usually have a better idea of their own values, aspirations, and what they want. In this sense, such self-knowledge means there will be no more crushes on people seen as perfect, but rather real individuals.

Maturing Emotionally

Grown-ups behave differently in relationships. As emotional depth increases, emotional intensity may decrease. Many find that their relationships become more grounded in shared values and mutual understanding rather than the intoxicating rush of early attraction.

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