Dating younger guys quote
But could this finding also reflect shifting sands in the social landscape?
Perhaps as women earn more money (i.e., they have their own resources), age matters less.
That is, men gave lower ratings to dates where the man was older.
Likewise, women also rated the dates lower when the man was older than the woman.
(Couples who were the same age were not included in this analysis). For sample, there were significantly more couples in which the man was older as opposed to the woman being older, 133 and 56 pairs, respectively.
And although this finding was not statistically significant, the ratings of the dates were opposite to the predicted direction.
The questionnaires request information about the applicants’ age, height, occupation, marital status, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.
It is important to distinguish between mate preference and mate choice.
Ideal mates can be quite different to actual choices that people make.
The thing is for me and a good number of my male friends, many older women were those who we would look to in terms of our dream dates and fantasies.
We probably didn't think that we could take those feeling anywhere though for fear of being out of step with societal norms and the prospect of having any chance of hooking up dashed because we were considered too junior and "not cool".