One thing I will never understand about the “whole dating scene” has to deal with men chasing girls/women who are much younger than they are. Personally my cut off would be at about five years older and younger than yourself. Chasing a woman or man 20 years your junior simply doesn’t compute with me. For one, that potential dating partner is young enough to be your son or daughter (blech) and there is almost an entire generational gap in there.
In the US it’s 25.2 years which technically places my daughter and I in the same generation. Wow.
But I personally can never date someone who I could also be their mother. Though I have had 20 something’s ask me out I always politely decline. What would we have in common? And don’t go there. 🙂
Women who chase much older men are typically labeled as gold diggers or they must have had some kind of daddy problem growing up.
In the end I guess it’s all about the couple if it works for them and there aren’t any hidden agendas in the mix. Personally I could never do it. But it’s up to the couple if it can truly work for them.
Askmen.com decided to tackle this issue in their article: Why Do Women Date Older Men?
what she looks for
Most women will admit that they want a strong man who can stand his own ground and be confident. Back in the day, this meant an egg fertilizer with blessed genetics who could hunt to feed his family while protecting them from predators.
Of course, today we live in a more civilized society. Women no longer need a mate, hunter or protector (they now have sperm clinics, supermarkets and police officers to do that). But because of her upbringing, a woman still expects a man to provide for his family. She now expects her man to be mature and provide financial stability along with long-term security.
Women tend to find older men more attractive basically for the stability issue. (Not so complicated it seems.) Most women will admit that men in their late teens early twenties are well, basically immature. So older men simply seem a more logical choice in finding a romantic ever after. Oh, I know there are the perpetual gold diggers (something I don’t condone) but have to say that the logic (finding stability with a compatible man) is sound.