Dangers of dating younger women
"The women," he says, "were more interested in men their own age or older." As for the men, he says: "I guess it could be nice not to hang around a ditz with no knowledge of music or something like that." Getting over the "shoulds" "We have strong 'shoulds' on ways of partnering up," Kathryn Elliott, Ph. We should marry people within two years of our age.
D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, explains to Web MD. We pathologize anything that isn't within those shoulds." The key to making older women/younger man relationships work, Elliott says, is to match what she calls voltages.
"Why should a man worry about reproducing if he doesn't want to? "Men can reproduce until they die, almost," he says.
"I can imagine an interesting older woman/younger man scenario where a man stays with an older woman until she dies, then takes a younger wife for the purpose of having children. " Web MD content is provided to MSNBC by the editorial staff of Web MD.
You may be the type of person who is open to many possibilities and because of that carefree, nonchalant attitude, it may work for or against you depending on the kind of older person you choose to date.
Other reasons behind this trend According to Tessina, other reasons underlying this expansion of everyone's dating choices include: But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
"Humans are relatively flexible species," Michael R. D., a psychologist in the department of communications at the University of Louisville, tells Web MD. You can override a lot of biology in pursuit of other goals." Interestingly, Cunningham did an unpublished study of 60 women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who were shown pictures of men aged to those decades.
For their part, the men like the sophistication and life success of their older mates, she explains.
The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.