Survey older women dating younger men
It's no surprise there are a number of websites emerging and profiting from these "mutually benefiting" relationships.
"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.
That higher sex drive translates, among other things, into being more direct with men.
The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.
Women I've interviewed between the ages of 40 and 70 largely believe men their age are interested in dating someone their own age.
Studies show older men prefer youth and beauty first for mate selection and women choose men who offer resources and stability.