We've been together for seven years now, and I'm so used to considering Bronson my peer that I often forget about our 13½-year age difference. In the beginning, if I wasn't thinking, Is he too young for me? someone else was thinking it for me—and blurting out, "Hey, have you seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
Maybe women feel that because girls have a head start on maturity back in the seventh grade, our emotional and spiritual equals must forever be at least five years older than we are.
Women I've interviewed between the ages of 40 and 70 largely believe men their age are interested in dating someone their own age.
Studies show older men prefer youth and beauty first for mate selection and women choose men who offer resources and stability.
Shirley is just one of the women who talks about having sex with Kyle, a (this week's sin: lust, duh).
Catsimatidis, who is now 21, told that her father "wouldn't have given me up to anyone else," while Stodden's mother Krista was quoted as saying, "We are totally supportive of this marriage. People were siphoning fuel from their neighbors' cars in the dead of night! She's older than he is, you know." Does our culture's collective discomfort with a reversal of the usual younger woman–older man dynamic come, as scientists suggest, from a deep-rooted evolutionary instinct that drives women to choose the wiser, older, more powerful alpha male over the untested young buck? I look at him, stunned that he could forget such a big part of 1973. You'd really dig it." Or "Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins!Some 16 percent of girls had sex with male partners who were 4-6 years older and 11 percent had partners that were 7 or more years older.According to the NCHS's William Mosher, the average age for first-time sex for women is between 16 and 17.Let's reveal a few of the reasons behind older men dating younger women.1.He's Having A Mid-Life Crisis Well this is an easy explanation.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.Whatever part of the conventional wisdom they buy into, American women find it easy to summarily reject younger men. They could be denying themselves the most wonderful relationship of their lives.I was married once before, to a man five years my senior.