They tend to be untainted by experiences that have hardened older women. A younger woman seems more willing to let things take their natural course.” — Roger, 37, New York, NY The ego boost helps me maintain my health and vitality “When a guy reaches a certain age, he worries he will see his youth and vitality wane.For example, when a woman’s been lied to a lot after years of dating, she always thinks that you’re lying to her, too. Younger women are less cynical, and that’s a big draw.” — Alan*, 52, New York, NY Dating without an agenda means having more fun together “What makes a younger woman a good catch? She’s interested in the here and now, in going out, in having fun. A younger woman reaffirms for me that I’ve still got it going on.” — Mike, 48, Orlando, FL Impressing a younger date is easier “One advantage of dating a younger woman is that you can play ‘cruise director’ — i.e., show her all your secret favorite places that she probably hasn’t experienced yet.
I got a cheeky anonymous email recently: "I'd like to commission an article on the plight of sexually invisible middle aged men.
I thought you'd be the perfect person to do it." As an insult, it was a mildly clever thing to say to a 44-year-old writer.
But it reminded me of the reality that aging men do experience anxiety about our own diminishing attractiveness.
What makes men attracted to women a decade or more younger than themselves?
Is it just about looks and our youth-centric culture? But you might be surprised to learn the real reasons that go way beyond physical attraction: as it turns out, men are a bit more complicated than that!