Five Reasons Older Men Prefer Dating Younger Women
Here are five reasons older men are interested in dating younger women!
1. "I've Still Got It."
Let's face it; one of the top reasons men prefer to date younger women is to prove to themselves and everyone else that they've still "got it." This is purely an exercise in ego-boosting. In their minds, if they can find and keep a younger woman, their confidence levels will go through the roof. There is no better way to prove to themselves that they've still got it than by going out with someone considerably younger.
2. Younger Women Are Less Demanding
Generally speaking, younger women are less likely to want the same things out of a relationship that an older woman will. From the perspective of males, younger females have a more carefree attitude, and there is less pressure to settle down and make long-term plans. They are more inclined just to want to have fun as opposed to older women who are seen as being too serious, which can turn some men off.
Younger women are mostly looking just to have a good time and not worry too much about any responsibility just yet, basically. This can be incredibly liberating for an older man who is used to older women wanting a lot more out of the relationship than just a good time.
3. The Mid-Life Crisis
The mid-life crisis is a classic explanation used more often than not as a reason why men start to date younger women. This applies to the men who think that marriage, or a stable relationship, has stopped them from having fun and has aged them "too soon." He also may feel some form of resentment that he has been tied down for so long. So he needs to live a little and make the most of his life right now.
Most of the time, the reasoning here is pretty simple, if you "upgrade" to a younger model, you too will look and feel younger and become fun again. There is the ambition that he will somehow gain his youth back and give him another chance to have fun again. However, of course, this does not always play true. These are simply generalizations that may account for a man's mid-life crisis being his main reason for choosing younger women to date.
4. The Biological Clock: Marrying and Having Children
Despite the presumption with women, believe it or not, most men do indeed have a biological clock as well (though few are willing to admit this!) There are many men looking to date younger women who want to start a family. Or they may in fact already have older children but have the desire to have more children.
By dating a younger woman, birth defects and health risks during pregnancy are generally reduced for younger women compared to older women who are nearing the end of their child-bearing years.
Many men would like to have their legacy could continue through their children, hence the desire to have a family with younger women so that it may continue.
5. Men Think All Older Women Are the Same
If an older man has previously had bad experiences with women his age, he may search elsewhere among younger women for his next love interest. This is to address the concern that other older women may be the same as either his ex-wife or ex-partner. Some men are under the impression that dating younger women means less drama, less hassle, and less responsibility.
They also think that younger women effectively have less baggage. This assumption can cause lots of problems from both sides of the relationship. Younger women can still have just as many bad dating experiences under their belt as older men. As such, they may be just as wary as an older woman.
Remember, Age Is Still Just a Number
It is worth mentioning that not all older men are looking to date younger women for these reasons. Some just happen to find a younger woman that they instantly connect with, and they have not even taken their age into consideration.
Ultimately, a strong relationship is built on a solid foundation of trust, love, and mutual respect. While age might play a small part in the decision-making process for a number of people, most people don't think about it at all. As long as both sides want the same things out of the relationship and are happy together, age shouldn't be a factor. It's just a number, after all.