The stereotype that older men are usually attracted to much younger women may not fully reflect reality, a new study suggests.
The study of Finnish adults found that many heterosexual men were, in fact, interested in women substantially younger than they were.
The older man in a relationship with a younger woman often struggles to correctly identify what it is that has attracted her in the first place.
Consequently, trying to work out what preconception attracted her to you and acting upon your mistaken logic can actually have a negative effect.
The following dos and don’ts should give you a better idea how to manage your position in your May-December relationship to your best advantage. One of the main reasons that she’s with you, and not with some stud of her own age, is that younger guys often don’t hit the emotional mark.
They may have the bodies of demigods, but they can also have the emotional maturity of a walnut. Show her how even-headed you are and how readily able you are to talk about your feelings in a calm and responsive manner.
In truth, studies done in the UK, writes 1843, indicated that there was not "a strong link between age gaps and divorce rates in England and Wales, though there was some evidence that women marrying later than 30 who were more than ten years older than their spouse were more likely to divorce."Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to go both ways.Making the most of being an older man with a younger woman The fact is, she fell for you, not a younger guy, and you have to play up your strengths without overcompensating or displaying any insecurities.If she’s dating an older man, there’s probably a reason, and the best you can do in this situation is make the most of what you have and who you are.People tend to default to partners in their general age range—hey, in high school and college, when dating life begins, that's what you're used to.But some guys later in life show a marked preference for younger women, and they get a lot of crap about it.While research done by OKCupid on data from their site indicates women still tend to go for guys their age, men are often (unsurprisingly) into women in their twenties, no matter the man's age.