When it comes to the subject of love we always hope that there are no real significant barriers to its success. But what about age? And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men? Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior. She is 13 years older than her mate.
If OkCupid is to be believed, the common trope about men being primarily attracted to younger women is no stereotype. In fact, more than half of the straight conversations on OkCupid are between men and women who are younger than them. Yet for some men, the allure of the elusive recent college grad is lost. Older women are more emotionally mature and self-confident, more steady and successful in their careers, more worldly and chill about the nature of the relationship, these men say. It started when I was in college. But when I was 20, I dated a woman who was It was nice to date a woman who had her own job, her own place, her own money and her own life.
Research over the last 20 years has provided an increased understanding of intimate relationships in later life; however, dating in later life remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine the meanings of dating for women in later life. In this study, dating was examined through semistructured, in-depth interviews with 14 women ages 64 to 77 who had all dated in later life. Themes that emerged from an interpretative phenomenological analysis included multiple meanings of dating in later life, how dating in later life compared to earlier points in life, and dating in the future.
In terms of May-December romances, there's been a longtime double standard when it comes to which half of the couple is "December": Women who date younger men encounter fascinated curiosity, judgment, and even a loaded nickname that rose to prominence in the early 's, while men in relationships with younger women are simply known as If you've ever felt a spark with a guy eight or more years your junior but hesitated to give things a try, you might have told yourself it'll never work. Or at least it doesn't have to be.