Saturday, June 4, 2011

Older Men and Younger Women

Now, this phenomenon could be read two ways:

1) Older men provide a bit of stability and maturity that younger men simply--on average--do not.

2) Older men have enough status and are established enough to make themselves more attractive to younger women, and some would prefer to date women half their age.

I'm not sure these are mutually exclusive.  Partial "blame" probably falls on both.  I don't think it is quite clear cut, but I do think a 50 year old woman dating a 26 year old man, for instance, would draw much more "What the fuck?" type attention than the other way around, and there's gotta be a reason for it.

1 comment:

Carmen said...

hi, :) im 27 and with a 53 year old at the moment, age is literally just a number. I think the only difference between him and other guys closer to my age, is that he is slightly less of an asshole, and slightly more appreciative. Which is after all... what a woman is looking for in her sleeping partner...someone who isn't a total asshole, and who appreciates her. ! and love and healing is what relationships are about...and when it's done it's time to move on...but it works right now. I'm healing and so is he. peace