We also recognize that what people want in their 50s, 60s and beyond is often very different from what they wanted in their 30s and 40s, let alone their 20s.
Growing up, we weren't taught who men really are and what makes them tick.
I know I wasn't and, in the past, I made huge mistakes that ended up emasculating men. As much as you may want a good guy in your life, finding him as a single woman dating in her 50s, 60s and 70s poses its own set of challenges; challenges that can seem daunting at times.
Moreover, regardless of the age, men seem to be more strongly drawn to these relationships at the start because of physical attraction.
The rise of older woman-younger man relationship celebrates the beauty of the aging woman and her active role and power in society.
After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.
Commitment in Age-Gap Heterosexual Romantic Relationships: A Test of Evolutionary and Socio-Cultural Predictions.
The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.
This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.
A 2008 study published in the journal found women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.
The success of these age-gap romantic relationships may be attributed to the vitality the younger man brings into their lives and the maturity and confidence men find in their older counterparts.
According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.