It is an accepted fact that women prefer resource and stability, while men prefer youth and beauty. Most people think that older men date younger women because they are going through a mid-life crisis. But there may be another reason to this mutual attraction. Women mature faster than men, and they find men of their own age immature when compared to the suave, world-weary older man. Men are attracted to younger women because there is less of a power struggle in the relationship. Everybody will know who wears the pants in their relationship and this satisfies his innate macho pride. A younger woman will be more malleable and the relationship will be easygoing. She will not nag him to commit or be responsible, unlike women his age. In return, he pampers and protects her. Of course there are plenty of gold-diggers and cradle-snatchers out there. But if neither of the partners have ulterior motives, this could be a match made in heaven.
Let us examine whether dating a younger woman is a good idea.
Women find that older men have a maturity level that is significantly higher than those in her age group. Older men who have a higher level of maturity will also be more willing to make a commitment or settle down than men her age. Older men find the immaturity of younger women refreshing and attractive, when compared to women their age who are tied down with responsibilities and constant worries.
A younger woman will always be more active than her older counterpart. She may partake in numerous strenuous physical activities. The older man will also take up these sports to keep up with her, and this will lead to numerous health benefits for him. He will be less prone to disease, have a toned body and a healthier heart.
A younger woman provides a fresh outlook of the world, which will be enchanting and charming. The older man might be cynical and world-weary, and will be attracted to her zest for life. The enthusiasm of a younger woman will be infectious, and the older man will feel young at heart.
A younger woman always has less emotional baggage than a woman his own age. Older women tend to be more wary and distrustful of men in general. Years of dating would have hardened her attitude towards men. But young women will be more open and are less likely to have murky past relationships.
An older man will connect more to a younger woman. They might want the same things in life, like a family, which men her age are not willing to offer her. An older woman will be too tied down with her responsibilities, juggling work and family, to have a proper relationship. A younger woman will be at her sexual prime, which is appealing to the older man. She craves stability and maturity, which he offers her. Thus, the connection between an older man and a younger woman is stronger.
A younger woman is an affirmation that an older man is still physically and emotionally appealing. The fact that he is desired by a younger woman and seen as a potential partner will act as a huge ego boost to the older man. Young women also tend to be less judgemental and critical of the older man. Thus, we see that dating a younger woman is good for the older man as it boosts his ego, improves his health and lets him have a deep connection with he
There are several reasons why the concept of older men dating younger women is so popular in today’s culture.
For some men, the reasons are purely superficial. They enjoy having the beauty of a young woman around and feel they will experience a more adventurous sex life.
In terms of stature, an older man who shows up at a social function with a younger woman on his arm often feels a sense of pride and accomplishment. He has a piece of “eye candy” that other men might admire.
Other older men like dating younger women because the women bring out a sense of youth in their personality. While dating a younger woman, he may feel he is getting involved with more youthful activities that help him to feel invigorated and young again himself.
This is also an instinctual feeling as procreation plays a factor. Men intuitively want to spread their “seeds” to future generations. The best way to do this is to find a young woman who has many childbearing years left.
For women, the older man can be attractive when he presents himself as a more mature partner. After the college years, some women start to feel tired of the same old behaviors they find the men in their age group still enjoying.
As a result, they seek out older men who act with more sophistication and class. These men may be worldly, financially secure, and over many of the games they played in their younger years.
On the other hand, the women might be feeling the maternal instincts kicking in and want to start a family soon. Older men are more likely to settle down sooner and begin a family.