Some conveyed that the attention of an older woman boosted their own level of confidence and self-esteem. Yes..younger men, like older women.men my age seem like grumpy Grandpa's. Others recognized that older women have more life experience, emotionally stability, grounding, and can offer both honesty and different perspectives. Older men can get grumpy and negative, that's their only problem. Younger women are primed and ready for an older man to come along and sweep them off their feet.
Resisting the “cougar” stereotype of older women wearing leopard print, drinking martinis, and ogling younger men, many women share their real stories of how younger men focused on and pursued . I have always dated men my age, and they were so set in their ways, Had so many resentments, hurt, anger etc. Older woman and younger man is the least successful of all pairings.
Researcher Milaine Alarie, in a piece entitled “They're the Ones Chasing the Cougar” (2019) found that contrary to stereotype, very few women considered themselves “seductresses,” pursuing younger men who were “passively waiting to be courted.”[iii] Using data from 55 interviews with women from 30 to 60 years old who date younger men, she found that women were more likely to have played a passive role in forming the relationship when they were over 40 than in their 30s. They seem they are tired of life and just want to sit around.romance, adventure, passion.
But many other couples have an even more significant age gap.
French President Emmanuel Macron is married to a woman 24 years his senior, who was a teacher at his high school. Although they were not romantically involved until they were both adults, the public scrutiny Emmanuel and Brigitte have experienced over the years is a sign of the times. Yet despite potential stereotyping and stigma, age-gap relationships between younger men and older women continue to survive, and thrive. Why Younger Men Prefer Older Women dedicated a piece to the expressed reasons younger men love older women.[i] The men who were interviewed shared numerous reasons older women made great partners, including the fact that they are self-assured, self-confident, and sharp conversationalists who are not just focused on starting a family.
But in reality, it appears that some men choose to date older women partially because there is more of a sense of relational equality.
Such pairings are more common than most people believe, and more successful as well. "The Double Standard in Age-discrepant Relationships." Sex Roles 11.1 (1984): 17-23. "“They’re the Ones Chasing the Cougar”: Relationship Formation in the Context of Age-Hypogamous Intimate Relationships." Gender & Society 33, no.
Why women date older men At every age women tend to be attracted to older men. One reason is that older men have more life experience.
With that experience come wisdom and a deeper understanding of what the man wants.
By knowing what he wants – and not settling for anything less – he automatically gets viewed as a high-value man with standards and integrity. A second reason women date older men is that older guys aren’t so worried about trying to get somewhere in life – they’re already there.