Women in their 20s dating older men
Why Some Younger Women Like Older Men Younger women often enjoy the company of older man for a variety of reasons.A very common reason that many women turn to older men is that these men are more mature than the men their own age.
"When women as a group are able to have their own economic and social standing and have a power base, they are now able to pick the man that they want rather than having to choose the man to support them and give them social status," Winter explains.A 2003 study by AARP revealed that 34 percent of all women over 40 in the survey were dating younger men, and 35 percent preferred it to dating older men. Quite frankly, his mother made it so impossible," Winter says of the six-year relationship, which inspired her book."Societal attitudes have definitely changed," says Susan Winter, 52, co-author of "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance" -- and she would know. "But (that kind of discrimination) would not be allowable now." Hollywood in particular has defied the ageism stereotype, with celebrities like Madonna and Demi Moore marrying significantly younger men (a 10- and 15-year age gap, respectively, with director Guy Ritchie and actor Ashton Kutcher), and the public has come to accept it.This is often a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties involved.A woman will receive guidance and gain more life experience from being with an older man while the older man gets to feel that he is powerful and is looked up to by the woman."Now we have choices." But these relationships aren't always portrayed in a positive light.
Terms like "cougar" (slang for an older woman seeking a younger man) depict the woman as a predator, rather than an empowered, independent and loving person.
Women mature faster than men and therefore want to be with a man who is closer to them in maturity level.
Women do not want to date a man who would rather play computer games then spend time with her. Some women, and in particular those who have an absent father, look to an older man as a type of father figure or mentor.
"I am a 53 year old recently divorced man getting back in the dating game.
My problem is I can easily pass for being in my late 30's.
These are all the stereotypical reasons people tend to think older men love to date younger women.