There seems to be a stigma around older women dating younger men. If put in the situation, do you think the relationship could work?
JUST SHARING YOU THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF ONE OF KNOWING…
I was recently at a wine tasting and you know what it’s like after a few glasses of wine, you start to become a little more honest, am I right or what?
So, this woman sitting next to me (I’ll keep her name anonymous because I know she listens to the show) starts opening up to the table about how she’s recently divorced and now she’s looking to get back out onto the dating scene.
She’s 42, which as far as I’m concerned is not old at all. However, I must add that she has a huge leaning towards younger men. And when I say younger men, I’m talking about guys that are in their early 20s.
For me, I’m on the fence about this one. I mean, everyone deserves to be in a relationship where they are loved and cherished. However, I’m not too sure about an older woman dating someone young enough to be their son?
But is it really as bad as everyone makes it out to be? Can a relationship between a woman in her 40s and a guy in his early 20s work?
Young Men Really Do Want Older Women, New Study Says
A few months ago a study came out that broke the hearts of women everywhere. Researched and compiled by the fine people at OKCupid, it revealed that when it comes to what men really want in a woman, it’s youth. Do you remember that study? You know, the one that basically said that if you’re a woman over 22, you should just give up and crawl under a rock somewhere? I’m sure you do, as much as you tried to forget it.
Along with sharing that depressing news it also shared this painful line: “Once a woman passes the age of 22, she becomes exponentially less attractive to men.” Oh, how lovely. And while that still may be true for some men whose fear of ageing keeps them grappling like a rabid vampire for a woman young enough to be their daughter or granddaughter, another study has come out revealing otherwise. Yes, ladies, there is hope for all of you over 22 after all. Can I get a collective high-five?
A new study of over 450,00 online daters by EliteSingles has found that men between the ages of 20 and 29 prefer to date older women. Although the study did find that, yes, men do want younger women, the average most desirable age gap was up to 11 years younger than themselves. Even men in their 60s were sticking to this 11 year difference, as opposed to shooting for a 40-year difference. Are men maturing and getting their heads out of the clouds for 2015?