In every culture, the men preferred younger women (2.66 years) and the women preferred older men (3.42 years).
I guess all cultures think that “women mature faster than men.”That leads us to the question of Other studies show an even larger preferred age gap between men and women.
A 5-month study by a dating site which buys and sells first dates found the preferred age gap to be 6 years.
So, here we will look at age gap statistics, why women date older men, and whether age really matters.
If you were to ask two people from, say, Belgium and Saudi Arabia, what they thought was an “acceptable” age difference when dating, then you’d obviously get very different answers based on cultural norms.
However, regardless of what culture you come from, it is considered acceptable – if not – for the man to be older than the woman.
In 1989, in what was probably the largest study on the issue of age gap in relationships, David Buss surveyed people from 37 cultures and 6 continents.When it comes to young women dating older men, almost everyone has an idea what is an “acceptable” age gap.Sure, you might claim that “love is all that matters,” but you will probably still turn up your nose when you see a 20-something year old with an aging geezer.Older men have things in place in their lives that can be very attractive to a younger women that wants a secure environment to raise a family in. They are typically well established in their career and have some money saved. Older men tend to feel like they have less to prove so they are calmer and more cooperative. They typically have had their fair share of relationships which have prepared them to meet the right woman and treat her well. An older man is more likely to not need that constant ego stroking that a younger man needs. Benefiting from someone’s experience is one of the easiest ways to improve your life.Whether you believe that the attraction between older men and younger women is an intrinsic imprint or just personal preference there are both pros and cons to the situation. Since finances are one of the key reasons couples fight removing that stressor can help to increase the possibility of a successful relationship. They do not mind if you are the star of the relationship. Older men are attracted to younger women because their drive to procreate is a powerful drive according to some experts. Older men have a lot to offer in way of life experience.