An older man accompanied by a young woman who is half their age – this is no longer a surprise today. But let’s be honest, what do most people think when they see a couple like that? They usually think that the man is going through some kind of midlife crisis. This is just prejudice because without analyzing all the reasons we cannot come up with an answer. This is a serious question that comes with complex answers.
Regardless of the generation gap that is obvious in a relationship like this, more and more men choose younger women and decide to start serious relationships with them. It is not uncommon for these relationships to end in happy marriage. While this is something that modern society has accepted, there are many people, especially women, who are wondering what the reasons behind relationships like this are.
To start with, it is a well-known fact that women tend to become mature much faster than men and this leads to a need to bond and start a family. This is why most women are ready to get married before their male peers. They are also prepared to become mothers while the majority of men are not so sure about this. Older men who are dating with women half their age are trying to postpone marriage and enjoy the freedom that relationships bring.
There are many debates focused on determining whether this is something that is linked to Mother Nature or our society. Of course, there is no clear answer to this question, but the fact is that most men have always viewed and still view themselves as protectors and suppliers of the family. Younger women are prone to listening to their partner’s thoughts and let their partners take care of them. So, if the man is older, this means that he has experience and knowledge and this is what makes them attractive in the eyes of young woman.
Furthermore, when men enter the years in which things start to go down (in terms of health and career), men need someone that can boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. That’s why you can often see relationships between wealthy old men and young women.
There is no doubt that men love their ego and most of them can confirm this. While it is true that there are men that are attracted to older women, it is also true that most of them would enjoy the company of an attractive woman that can be even half of their age.
Finally, older men and young women share the same need for coherence. On the other hand, young men are focused on career and young women on their relationship. When men reach middle age, there is a reversal. At that moment, man will understand that they have squandered their youth on a quest for power and they have ignored their family all the time. They are no longer interested in their pursuit for power and start looking more from their relationship. On the other hand, their partners are tired of putting their relationship and children in the first place. They usually start focusing more on themselves and invest in their education or career. So, this is another reason why men like younger women. They are compatible with each other. This might be the reason why they are starting to think about creating a new family in which they will have a suitable role.