So many ladies ask me what is up with older men dating younger women.There is actually an evolutionary psychological theory surrounding this common "phenomenon".
He's Having A Mid-Life Crisis Well this is an easy explanation.There have been many studies conducted exploring 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 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, only one out of 67.It's no surprise there are a number of websites emerging and profiting from these "mutually benefiting" relationships.The "successful older man" seeking "young attractive female" is common place.These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow. A long stints in an asylum for the criminally insane? But just because she hasn’t shared a similar experience, don't feel that she wouldn't relate to your life or your issues; open up and you never know what wisdom she could offer.
But just because you were her age once, it doesn’t mean that dating a young woman is always plain sailing. Whatever the age gap, here’s how to date a younger women successfully. Youth might imply less experience, but it doesn’t mean a lack of empathy, nous and emotional intelligence.
On the other hand, the same study found that women in their 20s felt most attracted to men slightly older than themselves.
This also had an evolutionary explanation, as the study posited that older men were likely to have more resources, and therefore better ensure offspring’s survival into adulthood.
And remember, it's kind of sexy when a man feels empowered enough to discuss his feelings.
There are enough hurdles to making a relationship work, however old you are, so why let age add more stress?
The adage, "half your age plus seven," describes the rule for men who want to date younger women, but when it comes to male dating patterns, the assumption that younger is better may not be true.