But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.Sam Owen, Elites Singles Partner psychologist, believes "young men nowadays probably also recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option."The dating website analyzed the upper and lower age search limits for more than 450,000 of its members to reveal the age of a man and a woman’s perfect partner.Here’s what I think: Many men are very focused on getting their education, establishing their careers, and obtaining financial security well into midlife and beyond.
A 2008 study published in the journal found women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.
The success of these age-gap romantic relationships may be attributed to the vitality the younger man brings into their lives and the maturity and confidence men find in their older counterparts.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.
After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.