Older women dating younger men 2016
Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.
If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.
When it comes to relationships, both people need to put an adequate amount of love and effort into making things work.
When one person does all of the giving, all of the sharing, and the only one that genuinely cares to communicate their feelings,etc., things just won’t work out. These days, it seems that many younger men are desiring to be with older women.
Unfortunately many times younger men simply can’t keep up.In fact (and very heteronormatively speaking) older men dating and marrying younger women is so much the norm academia still hasn't gotten around to more intensively investigating the older woman-younger man dating dynamic.One of the only studies I could find on the topic, "Older Women/Younger Men: A Look at the Implications of Age Difference in Marriage" notes in its abstract (ah, the frustrations of journal paywalls): "While there is a lot of information in the literature about men who date and marry younger women, the research on this subject is very limited or outdated." What the researchers did find in their interviews with eight married couples with wives at least 10 years older than their husbands echoed part of the You Tube commentor's query: the men especially enjoyed the women's maturity and confidence, while the women appreciated the younger guys' vitality.A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
Most guys are also less vocal about dating an older woman because they’re often teased about having “mother issues” as the reason they go for older women.