But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?
Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.
Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.
EXPERTS SAY THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO FLIRT Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.“You’re less likely to date a younger guy who’s been divorced, has children or has sexual performance issues.” In 2011, she met Juan Cabrera, now 34, at one of her mixers and soon fell in love. “Millennial men are career-focused and want to travel with successful women and conquer the world together,” says Soletti, who notes she’s seen an uptick in established women signing up specifically to meet younger bucks at her speed-dating events.Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.Even though we are just dating for a bit of fun, i do like her alot, and the reason i go for the older women is because alot of younger girls in thier 20s play to many mind games b, too much drama and c, not as experienced in the bedroom!! i read somewhere the rule of thumb for age compatability, take older persons age divide by 2 then add 7example if the women is 42/2=21 7=28 So if the guy is 28 or older it can work as compatability and maturity levels are still ok. just a rough guide Almost all of the guys I've dated have been about ten years younger than me. Still, I'm open to dating men closer to my own age or older, but it just hasn't happened that way for me.It's not because I seek younger men, they come after me. It would be interesting to hear from guys who like older women and get more insight.What's different about the Hutchinson-Stodden marriage and the Cox-Catsimatidis wedding is that the grooms were willing to enter so publicly into relationships with teenagers, with the apparent approval of their brides' parents.