Young female dating older male
And men and women did not differ much when it came to the oldest age they would consider.Plus, men’s actual behavior looked different from their reported interests.
And compared with women, men were generally more willing to consider a partner substantially younger than they were.Of course, in the case of celebrities, there’s the classic tale of unknown younger women gravitating toward older actors, singers, and other male celebrity types for the money, the fame, the perks—and men being men, well, they eat it right up.In the gallery above, check out 22 younger women who either date or have married much older men.Study participants were asked about the age range of their sexual partners — but the “context” was left out, he said.So it’s not clear how often older men were actually dating women their own age, or how often they’d been with the same woman for the past 20 years, he explained.That means there’s a strategic advantage for women to snag an older gent—he’s had more time to accumulate resources and stability than his younger counterparts, which could make him a more viable partner and father.
Plus, a 2010 study by University of Dundee in Scotland found that as women become more financially independent, their tastes skew toward older—and better-looking—men.
For example, the average age of heterosexual men in the study was 37.
And on average, they would consider having sex with a woman as young as 21.
The stereotype that older men are usually attracted to much younger women may not fully reflect reality, a new study suggests.
The study of Finnish adults found that many heterosexual men were, in fact, interested in women substantially younger than they were.
“They report an interest in both younger and older women.”And of course in the real world, Antfolk stressed, neither men nor women base their romantic choices on age alone.“We look for many different characteristics when choosing a partner, and age is just one of them,” he said.