According to a new survey by dating website Elite Singles, men aged between 20 and 29 are much more likely to date a woman who is significantly older than them, while men aged 30 and older, while still eager to enter into a relationship with someone younger, are starting to close the average age gap between themselves and their ideal prospective partners.'Young men nowadays probably recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option,' psychologist, Sam Owen told the Huffington Post.
Elite Singles surveyed 450,000 of its online daters in order to find out what their ideal relationship age gap would be, with the results clearly indicating that - despite society's perceptions about men always needing to find a younger woman - the majority of young men actually want the exact opposite.
And more often than not, the question is, “Is he too young for me?
” If you’re an older woman dating a younger man, is it doomed from the start or will you be happily ever after? It’s very possible that an older woman dating a younger man can have a lasting relationship and live happily ever after in Cougarville! ” However, if you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you may want to proceed with caution. Here’s why: An older woman does pose an alluring challenge for a younger man.
If you’re a woman who has insecurity about aging (Okay, who doesn’t?
) and it’s affecting your relationship because you’re constantly asking your man to validate your youth, it will be hard to pull off.
Another challenge is that most women want to be in a relationship with an “Alpha Male.” If, however, as an older woman you have a more difficult time letting him take the alpha role, you may ultimately end up feeling like you’re the one who’s “in charge.” It’s imperative that you stay in your feminine, even if you’re more financially stable, have more life experience than him, and are dying to tell him what you would do if you were in his shoes.