There have been many studies conducted exploring the reasons behind older men dating younger woman.One of them published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, looked at 400 romantic ads in the Swedish newspapers Göteborgs-Posten and Aftonbladet and on the websites Spraydate and Of a total of 97 men who mentioned age in their ads, only three were looking for an older partner — among men aged 40 to 59, only one out of 67.
Men, who feel they've been "tied down" for far too long or what he considers a marriage of obligation, feel as if he's been cheated of his youth and his "fun years." It's as if he seeks a younger woman to replace his older model (wife) and convince himself somehow that dating a younger woman will bring back his youthfulness and give him a second chance to have fun again.
A gentleman dating a younger woman is not like a time machine.
Unfortunately for him, his assumptions about dating a younger woman being "hassle-free" may be very, very wrong.
Most relationships require work and cooperation to make them successful.
According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.
The biological theory has always been men prefer younger women because they are likely to bear more children, while women prefer older men because they offer resources and stability.
If he's ever been online dating or on a few sour blind dates with a woman who's still bitter about her breakup, he suddenly thinks they're ALLlike that.
Younger women, who have never been in a serious relationship or "tainted" by a bad marriage, seem like a great option for an older man seeking a stress and drama-free relationship.
It's no surprise there are a number of websites emerging and profiting from these "mutually benefiting" relationships.
The "successful older man" seeking "young attractive female" is common place.
Men have biological clocks, too, if you didn't already know.