interesting...feels like "men like younger women" is becoming somewgat an old saying...replaced by "older women like younger men"...its no longer as taboo..as many celebrity women have broken that and as we live in a more individualistic society..our pleasurable and egodriven choices can many times top natural flow...just as a lady here mentioned...men might seek younger women due to the fact that men are fertile longer than women hence they can wait longer to have a child and naturally it has to be a younger woman..ie natural selection...
I must say I have dated men only older then me. My ex husband was 2 years older while the oldest I ever dated was 13 years older. I found that in some ways my ex is more mature and in other ways the older gentleman was more mature. I did notice the older gentleman looked at me as if were the same age. Over all i did enjoy the drama free attitude of the older gentleman.
I think its more of what qualities your willing to deal with at that particular point in your life. And yes folks they change as we do when we get older, there is nothing wrong with this it is part of our psychological makeup.
It could have something to do with biology. Men may look for more fertile women.
You could probably conduct scientific research on the impact of natural selection on males and females. The research will probably show findings of majority of men choosing younger females or females within a certain age range. It may also show measurements, human scent and appearance somehow play a role in attractiveness and fertility. Younger women may perhaps more closely fit the criteria as being more fertile.
An interesting study by Bram P. Buunk and his colleagues in the journal "Evolution and Human Behavior" titled "Age preferences for mates as related to gender, own age, and involvement level" found that women preferred partners of their own age regardless of the level of relationship involvement. Men, on the other hand, preferred younger women for sexual relationships but preferred women closer to their age (but slightly younger) for long-term relationships.
This may help to answer your question.
It seems to me based on this study an important question would be whether you are in a long term relationship. However, it has been my experience that both men and women have commitment issues, regardless of the status of their relationship.
At the end of the day the best we could hope for is that a person means what they say and has earned our trust. Our hearts should remain open to the possibility of finding someone deserving of our love.
I think you hit the nail on the head. My last relationship (A senior VP with a global company, engineering and MBA) stated that he sometimes feels dumb around me. I was shocked, thought he had more self esteem than that! Didn't help that his company stock went down considerably three days after I told he was being greedy and should have sold it on the day of it's 52 week high ;-)
Actually....in fact to me age is a thing of number,I'm more comfortable dating older woman than my age...they are more matured and well experienced.
Younger one's seems to have this complication of what they really want in life....they are not well relaxed yet...they always want to do many things at the same time!!!
not all men go for younger women, hmmm is there not something calming about meeting someone older and usually wiser.. works for me.. well should correct that it did unitll that fatefull day in the supermaker..buy hey thats another story..
yeah,and I like younger men, for all the same reasons, and some are very smart and don't like the immatureness of a girl there age,so men don't have it all, and Im not a cougar,younger men, prefer me...