It's no surprise there are a number of websites emerging and profiting from these "mutually benefiting" relationships.
George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.But, it's not all good things, as there’s also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.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.Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?
In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.
Men, who feel they've been "tied down" for far too long or what he considers a marriage of obligation, feel as if he's been cheated of his youth and his "fun years." It's as if he seeks a younger woman to replace his older model (wife) and convince himself somehow that dating a younger woman will bring back his youthfulness and give him a second chance to have fun again.
A gentleman dating a younger woman is not like a time machine.
Unfortunately for him, his assumptions about dating a younger woman being "hassle-free" may be very, very wrong.
Most relationships require work and cooperation to make them successful.
There have been many studies conducted exploring the reasons behind older men dating younger woman.