Evolutionary psychologists say that relationships like this often occur because while fertility lasts only from puberty to menopause in women, it starts at puberty and can extend long into midlife for lots of men.
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.
It’s well known that men tend to marry women younger than themselves, a pattern that leads to increasingly unbalanced male-to-female gender ratios as you move up to older and older age groups.
Men also have a lower life expectancy than women, leaving women in the 75-and-up age bracket with fewer and fewer choices of heterosexual partners.
Even if it’s only for a short time, the experience you will gain will be priceless.
Once you know what it’s like to be in a mature relationship, you may decide to never date men your age again.
The rarity of such weddings make them novelties, but not fodder for the same type of speculation.
By doing this, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice. You’re too young to settle for someone who isn’t right for you.
Some men chase younger women as a way of making themselves feel younger or to stroke their own ego by bagging a young hottie.
It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.
The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.