I stumbled upon this link on HuffPo (who knew they had a a section called "Post50"? There's a video on there by a guy (married and divorced twice) explaining why he likes to date younger women. He says, "The women that I've met closer to my age seem to be less dreamy... more jaded is the word I would use, because they've had so many bad experiences with men," Reiner said. "It's not how I feel. I still have the dream."
Gee, thanks for that.
The comment section is very interesting, some supporting, most not. [OK, this is perplexing. When I tried to post this I got the comment "Your submission has triggered the profanity filter and will not be accepted until the appropriate language is removed." Huh? So, I will attempt to remove the language.]
Examples: "I think one of the most unrecognized reasons older men date younger women is so they can be with someone with a s-x drive closer to their own...But that said, a full 50% of women lose nearly all of their lib-do after menopause and the remaining 50% often find it significantly reduced. There are women this doesn't happen to, but they are not the norm...I'm 47 and my lib-do has changed little since I was 27. If a man has a healthy s-x drive and s-x is important to him in a relationship, the law of averages says that he's more likely to find a compatible mate in a woman fairly younger."
"Have you looked at most men over fifty (me being the exception of course!) Most are balding, overweight and bad dressers. I will date any woman I find attractive, regardliess of age, though I must say in US the 'older ladies' take much better care of themselves than the men do."
"It's not about having the "dream". It's about men's insecurities and an attempt to recapture their lost youth."
"what he means is that women his age don't buy the B.-."
When I was 25, there is no way I would have dated a man twice my age. It just wasn't even a consideration. Money was not important to me, I made my own, thank you. My take on older men wanting to be with younger women is that it makes them feel younger and the woman is a status symbol. I also suspect that men dating younger women is "over reported." Sure, they may want a younger woman, but that doesn't mean they're going to get one. Of course there are many older women who have let themselves go physically, but trust me, there are just as many, if not more, older men who have done the same (just refer to my post "A Tale of Teeth.") I just have to wonder about young women who date rich--but unattractive--men. Why not date a rich man your own age if money is important?