Why Are Men And Women Attracted To Younger People!
We are bombarded on an almost daily basis with supposed exposés about rich and famous people that go out with, or get photographed or videoed with, much younger and very beautiful males and females.
But it’s been happening since time immemorial!
So Is It Just About Sex?
You may have a really good relationship with your wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend.
But if you were both aging, and you had the chance to experience sex with a much younger attractive man or woman, would you be tempted?
Different Stages Of Life And Priorities
Many young women are out there creating their careers, but they also want to eventually create a family.
Young men might also want a family, but their primary focus is figuring out a way to make it in the world, to become successful and to make money.
So in adult relationships, the two needs are often in conflict.
The woman wants more intimacy and the man is focused on building his career, and this is one of the cruelest jokes in the dating world.
But somewhere around mid-life, there is a switch.
At some point, an older man often realizes that he most likely spent too much of his life in the pursuit of money and or power.
And he also begins to understand that he probably neglected his family in the process.
At the same time, an older woman maybe tired of putting herself after her children and her husband.
She is ready to go back to school and pursue the career that she put on hold for her family.
So Why Do Older Men And Younger Women Click?
A younger woman is often compatible with an older man because they are both seeking a connection.
He might even be thinking of starting a second family with her so he can ‘get it right’ this time around.
Let’s Look At The Research
There are actually several evolutionary psychological theories that relate to the reasons behind older men dating younger woman.
One of them published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, looked at 400 romantic ads in the Swedish newspapers Göteborgs-Posten and Aftonbladet and on the websites Spraydate and match.com.
Men in all categories preferred younger partners!
Of a total of 97 men who mentioned age in their ads, only three were looking for an older partner.
Among men aged 40 to 59, there was only one out of 67.
Studies show that older men prefer youth and beauty first for mate selection and women choose men who offer resources and stability.
And Older Women With Younger Men?
In France, the older woman, younger man, is now considered a rite of passage, and a toy boy is now as common as the annual nip/tuck.
In fact, according to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired Persons, almost one-third of unmarried women over the age of 40 are dating much younger men.