Some women complain that men in their 60s are only looking for “a nurse or a purse” (actually, preferably both together!
) Others say that older men are only interested in dating women one third their age.
Why have we let our gender be tarnished with this lie for so long? When some girls were having sex, I hadn’t even started my period.
‘Which then means there’s a weird time when a girl is like I NEED to have kids.
And it ends up not working.’ This is a very valid point, but if you’re a woman who’s pretty chill about getting married and popping out babies (hi), then there’s no problem. No-one bats an eyelid if a male dates a younger female, yet a woman goes even a few years below her own age and she’s suddenly a thirsty ‘cougar‘?
Plus, research says that women hit their sexual prime later than men,so you may well be doing yourself a favour going younger.
Raff, 27 (who’s in a longterm relationship with someone a year and a half older) points out a major flaw in some older woman/younger man partnerships, from his previous experience.
Beyond physical characteristics, there is another reason that women in their 60s might want to consider looking for a younger man.
The unfortunate truth is that, the older we get, the greater the difference becomes between the number of single men and women in our age group.Is it really realistic to believe that we will find a 65-year old man that dresses well, is financially independent and who loves spending time at the gym?If we really want these things, maybe it’s time for us to take a page from their book and turn the dial on our dating profile back a decade.The first guy I properly dated was exactly a year younger than me (we shared the same birthday, I thought it was meant to be) and the last guy I dated was four years younger than me.I recently found out that a musician I have a crush on is 21. However, women dating younger men isn’t weird to me – my dad is younger than my mum, my uncle is way younger than my aunty and my brother is younger than his wife. Me and my best friends have a running joke that we always fancy hot, younger guys (We’ll always have a thing for fresh-faced indie boys, God love ’em). ) and thought I’d increase my age limit to 39 to see if there were any silver foxes about. You could smell the desperation through the phone – it was like they had their mum breathing down their necks asking for grandkids.But, after talking with dating coaches David Wygant and Lisa Copeland, it occurs to me that women our age may be just as biased against older men as they seem to be against us.