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5 Reasons Why Women Are Seeking Men That Are Older

5 Reasons Why Women Are Seeking Men That Are Older

Nowadays women are starting to date older men. Whether it's an established career or life experience, women find them attractive. Learn More Here.

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Celebrity relationships with a much older man and younger woman are common. Look at Donald Trump and his wife, Melania. Or, for a more extreme example, look at the Kardashian ex, Scott Disick, and his girlfriend, Sofia Richie, who is just out of her teens.

Some people just naturally fall into these types of relationships and weren't seeking them in the first place. The age-gap may have been accidental.

However, some women prefer dating older men as a general rule. So, why are so many women interested in seeking men who are so much older than they are?

In this blog post, we'll explore some of the reasons as to why this is the case.

If you're an older man seeking a younger woman, or a younger woman seeking an older man, fear not. You're not alone in either demographic.

1. A Male Can Have Children for Longer Than a Female

There's no doubt that women are having children a lot later than they used to. Many women are delaying motherhood into their 30s or later, and some are becoming first-time mothers in their 40s.

And while women can most often continue producing children into her 40s, this will definitely stop by the time she reaches 50. But this isn't the case for men. Men can continue to have children well into their old age, which makes them attractive to some younger women.

The combination of them being more established and still able to bear children is often an attractive one.

2. Life Experience

Younger men may not necessarily know what they want in a relationship or with a partner. This is normal, and part and parcel of growing up and experimenting with sex and relationships.

But where younger men lack in this, older men certainly make up for. An older man has likely already had a few relationships under his belt. He's ready to settle down and isn't necessarily looking for the next best thing that comes along. He's prepared to wait for the right woman and knows the type of woman he wants.

Because of this life experience, many women feel they'll get to skip over some of the games younger men play. They'll also skip over younger men being indecisive about what they want and instead go straight to a man who is firm in his relationship goals.

3. They're Stable

Younger men may not be financially stable, while older men are more established in their careers. This isn't always the case, but it often is, as people generally become more established as they age.

A woman may want to have children and be off of work while she does so. A younger man's career may not be to a point where he can support his entire family on one salary, and thereby is also dependent on both incomes to support the household.

An older man is generally more stable and can likely afford to support a wife in this way. He's also likely got more savings and a wider safety net should things fall through.

This doesn't mean that every younger woman seeking an older man is a gold digger. Financial stability and being wealthy are not always the same things. A young woman may still want to date an older stable middle-class man.

4. They're Seeking Someone to Take Care of Them

Some younger women date older men because they're looking for someone to take care of them. In a study conducted by St. Mary's University in Halifax, researchers found that many younger women wanting an older man are seeking a relationship with a fatherly figure.

While some people may view this as a negative, it doesn't have to be. Instead, it can be viewed as a positive and as long as both partners are aware of this and behave in a way that doesn't take advantage of the other, the study also showed there can be a quite high level of satisfaction between them.

It is also worth noting that those who presented this study have a healthy dose of skepticism about whether their findings are accurate. As such, don't take it to heart that every woman looking for an older man is seeking a parental figure, as this may be true even in similar age relationships.

5. Older Men Show Long-Term Stability

One theory as to why women prefer to date older men is that they show stability over a longer period of time. This is why some women may eschew the 30-year-old multi-millionaire over a 55-year-old who lives comfortably.

The theory behind this is that the younger man has not been wealthy for as long of a period in his life. Therefore, it is possible he could lose it all. A man who has been secure, but not always wealthy, for most of his life, shows a pattern of being able to care for himself.

For many women, this ability to show a record of stability is a very attractive quality.

Women Seeking Men Older Than Themselves

There are many reasons why women may be seeking men older than themselves. Each woman's reasoning will be a little bit different, as each person is different. In order to have a healthy and successful relationship, the two of you need to work well together and complement one another.

There is no magic formula to the perfect relationship, but knowing what you want right off the bat can make finding a fulfilling one much easier.

If you're ready to search for the one today, why not sign up on our site? It's free to join, and you never know who is out there.

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