Older women dating or marrying younger men is no longer looked with awe. I have seen many couples where the woman is older. The society has given relationships where older women dating younger men the name Cougar Dating which I think is very unkind and mean. When guys can date women who are old enough to be their daughters why can’t women do so? Isn’t this Hypocrisy or Double Standards?
What are the reasons why some older women prefer younger men? The reason may be as follows…
May be it is love
Who says an older women cannot fall in love with a younger man? After all, love can happen to anyone at any time and it even makes people do strange things.
Not every woman want a father figure
Often a man who is older assumes a protective and paternal role which is a major turn off to many women. Many women like to take care of themselves, speak on their own behalf and even paying their own way without the help. Many of them find their match in younger men.
Younger men are often better in bed
It is said that guys reach their s*xual peak between the ages of 18 and 25 whereas women tend to reach their s*xual peak mostly around ages 35-45. Older men mostly get disinterested or less eager in bed with time whereas younger men are eager and more satisfying in bed.
Younger men are more encouraging
Younger guys are charmed by the maturity or accomplishments of older women and tend to admire or appreciate women who are successful. And every woman likes compliments.
Younger guys are more open-minded
Yes! And older women find them a breath of fresh air.
Guys in their prime are physically attractive
Younger men with tight bodies, bright eyes, great smiles is a better catch as a romantic partner compared to a middle-aged man who is going through physical changes like balding, wrinkles or love handles.
To prove they can
Many older women get into affairs with younger men because they want to prove to themselves or others that they have the power to attract someone younger. An older woman may feel devalued and degraded when she does not get the attention from her spouse after child bearing or several years of marriage that she feels the need to prove that she is desirable.
Girls just want to have fun
Many older women are young at heart and desire to have some fun like long drives, partying, trekking or staying out all night and find a willing partner in a younger man.
To feel younger
Younger men make older women feel younger. This is a natural response. Sometimes older men tend to slow down a bit too early for some women. Many women feel their own youth disappearing as they enter middle age and are try to recapture it through younger men and experience the fun, excitement and vitality that they felt when they were young. Moreover, modern women hate to be branded as older especially when more and more women seem to be looking better in their forties and fifties.
Dating or marrying a younger man is an ego boost especially to someone ignored or dumped by husband for a younger woman.
To nurture and dictate
Many women want someone she can nurture or dictate. Especially women who lost their spouses to death or divorce and who have been accustomed to having someone to take care of for years and suddenly find themselves with no one to care for but themselves finds a good match in younger men. Such men also help to satisfy the mothering instinct in women.
Younger men are forbidden fruit
The society is not very encouraging when it comes to older women younger men relationships. It is a normal tendency of people to rebel or go after what is ‘forbidden’.
It is also said that women usually live an average of ten years longer than men. So hooking up with a man ten years younger makes perfect sense. For whatever reason some women prefer men who are younger than themselves I think it is their own business. Age difference also should not be criteria to those who mutually respect and enjoy each others company. If an older woman and a younger man feel comfortable having a relationship then no one has the right to criticize them.
I may have left out something. Please feel free to add more through comments.