The biological theory has always been men prefer younger women because they are likely to bear more children, while women prefer older men because they offer resources and stability.
But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.
Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
This affirms the stereotype that younger women do seek older men because they tend to be emotionally mature, have more financial freedom, and have an established career that lets them devote more time to a relationship and fatherhood.
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This is a need that is different for men and women at different stages in their lives.
And rather than this being intimidating, it turns him on. With a younger dude, there is less of a chance of getting damaged goods — a guy fresh off a broken-off engagement, for instance, or finding an old live-in ex-girlfriend's body wash (Cookie dough? You'll spend all your time at your place because his is either gross or his parents' house. You'll basically never have to do a Walk of Shame in your entire relationship. The occasional late night, unexpectedly fun house party, and kinda decent obscure band whose album he burned for you? The ambivalent dudes, shitty apartments, and entry-level bullshit job? While someone a little older might worry that you're veering off the path you should stay on, a young guy will encourage you to keep ~*~*~f OLLo Wi Ng y Ou R d Re Am~*~* to become a hand model or a papier-mâché artist or whatever.
Whatever tips you suggest to him will be imprinted on his unformed brain and carried over to With great power comes great responsibility, bra. Or having you sing "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" while putting things in his butt. Being the older woman means, among other things, that you are independent, smart, and have your shit together. For instance: During sex, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey listen to ... Because you're the grown-up, and grown-ups know better. For instance, he knows you are more familiar than he is with the job search, so he listens when you suggest that, I dunno, maybe he use Comic Sans for his resume font. He's got less romantic history for you to deal with. You can relive the most fun parts of your younger years without suffering through the worst parts. He won't judge you for quitting a job you hate, traveling around Europe, or making some other random quarter-life detour.