Reasons for dating older married women
Psychology Today suggests that older women (in particular, successful older women) are often attracted to younger men because attracting these men makes them feel more powerful.
Luckily for these women, there are many younger men that find a successful, older woman to be quite attractive.
Even those who take the traditional route of marriage and kids often find themselves divorced and still independent.
In past centuries, these women would usually be expected by society to age gracefully and alone.
They may go on to date women their own age, or to move to different places, but we stay friends. And then every so often, their relationships end, and they return to me. When lots of stamina (and blissfully short recovery periods) meets confidence and experience, it’s a terrific combination.
Some women tell me they’d feel too insecure about their bodies to sleep with someone young, but when you operate on the criterion I do — that they have to be nice — you meet younger men who appreciate everything about older women.
This is why many May-December romances between older women and younger men often burn out fairly quickly.
Women are making more money, finding themselves in leadership positions, and retiring wealthy at a younger age.However, more and more women are exploring their power and freedom by going back out into the dating scene and finding attractive young men.They enjoy having the financial and emotional power that might have been absent in prior relationships.As a result, my so-called casual relationships go on a lot longer than most people’s so-called committed ones.I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.