According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.The biological theory has always been men prefer younger women because they are likely to bear more children, while women prefer older men because they offer resources and stability.
A 2008 study published in the journal found women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.
The success of these age-gap romantic relationships may be attributed to the vitality the younger man brings into their lives and the maturity and confidence men find in their older counterparts.
This affirms the stereotype that younger women do seek older men because they tend to be emotionally mature, have more financial freedom, and have an established career that lets them devote more time to a relationship and fatherhood.
Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.
The now well-known term wasn’t a reference to the Chinese calendar; rather, it was a bordering-on-crass idiom coined to define 40-plus women with a predilection for younger gentlemen.
Although the US-based magazine reasoned that the cougar-craze was a fad destined for cultural oblivion, the article offered up an intriguing explanation for the newfound popularity of older woman/younger man relationships.
Similar to their younger male counterparts, younger women have reflected this interest in older men.
Women between 20 and 29 years old desire men who are up to 10 years their senior and no younger than up to three years.
For our in-depth analysis of the cougar phenomenon, read on...
There’s been an enormous amount of media coverage centred on older women dating younger men over the last decade.
Here are a few things that may happen when you’re dating an older woman: Everyone’s relationship and experiences will be different.