Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.However, what’s actually going on underneath the pop-style commentary and tabloid tales of ‘cougars’ and their ‘cubs’?In search of clarity, we set out on a mission to look beyond the loaded monikers and dubious hype surrounding older woman/younger man relationships.relatively minor, but to many women that gap would be unacceptable. My husband washes bottles and does nighttime feedings without acting like he's a hero.That's a shame, because I think it's a major benefit. That's not just a younger guy you're dating; it's utopian values, in human form. When I first started dating Alex, I assumed he was my age.The 20-something gays are more bold, more aggressive and much more self-aware than previous generations.Just keep in mind that there is almost a 20 year age difference, so while he's rockin' to Taylor Swift, you're humming The Commodores.
(At the time, I was 40 to his 35.) "He won't want to be with me when he finds out how old I am." Not so long before, a younger boyfriend had broken up with me by saying, "I think you're going to be too old to have my children." I decided then I'd only date older.
But Alex always has anecdotes (and bedtime tales) I haven't heard; plus, he has answers to all my questions, from job advice to how to cook an egg.
Older guys already know how to change a tire and give a good back rub.
Not just because of the fun you have teasing a younger guy ("Before you were born, Morrissey was in a band called The Smiths"), but because younger guys have been presoftened by a society that has evolved a lot in the past 30 years. He had a baby face, wore jeans with Converse shoes and knew every lyric by The Shins.
Women's rights, gay rights—the younger a guy is, the more evolved he is. But during our fifth date, over burgers and beers, he asked sheepishly, "Do you know how old I am?