According to a new survey by dating website Elite Singles, men aged between 20 and 29 are much more likely to date a woman who is significantly older than them, while men aged 30 and older, while still eager to enter into a relationship with someone younger, are starting to close the average age gap between themselves and their ideal prospective partners.'Young men nowadays probably recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option,' psychologist, Sam Owen told the Huffington Post.
Elite Singles surveyed 450,000 of its online daters in order to find out what their ideal relationship age gap would be, with the results clearly indicating that - despite society's perceptions about men always needing to find a younger woman - the majority of young men actually want the exact opposite.
The rest of my team were married, living with someone, or dating, so they all made up fake personas.
I was single, and thought, “Well, I have to do this anyway, so why don’t I do it for real? I got an avalanche of responses, and to my surprise, the majority of them were from younger men. ” and I’ve been very happily dating younger men ever since. I have never wanted to be married, I’ve never wanted children, and I don’t want to be in a relationship in the conventional sense.
You want it because it looks good and you know you'll look good in it." "I dated someone who was 11 years my junior — and it was one of the best relationships I'd ever had.
We just got each other; there's no other way to explain it.
Rarely do you hear about men who specifically want to sleep with women 15 years older than them as more than just a passing Mrs. They have experience that is more valuable than anything.
I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.
well, it doesn't." "Imagine you want a really expensive flannel. You only want it more because you know you're getting a better deal.
When it's overpriced, you covet it, thinking that it must be made that much better than all the other brands since only a few can afford it. In either instance, your immediate reaction isn't to shy away from it.
Now, I'm not vain enough to think the common denominator is me being sexually irresistible, and as far as I know I don't have 'cougar' - the slang term for grown women who pursue toyboys - written on my forehead.
So there must be something going on with young men these days. But he explained that it starts out fun, but before you know it they're dragging you into Baby Gap via the jeweller's, which these men just aren't ready for.
I believe everyone should be free to design the relationship model that works for them — and for me that’s dating younger men. I respond to maybe one percent of all the approaches I get.