In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the dating world. While society has long celebrated older men dating younger women, there has been a growing trend of older women dating younger men. Despite the double standard, this trend is here to stay. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons behind this change and take a closer look at some of the successful couples who have embraced the age gap.
A recent study found that 80% of women are interested in dating men who are ten years younger than them. In contrast, 90% of men are willing to date women who are ten years older. These statistics suggest that women are becoming more comfortable with dating younger men and that men are also open to dating older women. But why is this happening?
One reason for this trend is the shifting roles of women in society. Women today are more independent, financially stable, and have successful careers. They are no longer looking for a partner who can provide financial security or stability. Instead, they want a partner who shares their values and can keep up with them intellectually and emotionally.
Matchmaker Julia Spira explained to Special Anchor at TODAY, Maria Shriver, that “women are now going to be dating like men…”. Women are now free to date younger men without fear of judgment or societal pressure.
Tracy Tutor, a 46-year-old real estate agent and star of the Bravo hit TV show Million Dollar Listing LA, is one of the successful older women who is dating a younger man. Her beau, Erik Anderson, is a 26-year-old personal trainer. Despite their twenty-year age gap, they are in a committed and loving relationship.
Anderson is attracted to Tutor’s success and drive, which he could not find in younger women. “The younger girls, they really don’t know what they want, and they’re kind of lost. And then I feel lost. And then I saw her confidence, and I was so attracted by just how she works really hard for what she wants,” Anderson told TODAY.
Laquelle Mills and Malik Rashid have a six-year age gap in Mills’s favor. Although he is younger, Mills admires Rashid’s communication skills. “I definitely think he’s a better communicator than me. I believe that this generation is more fearless and able to handle and express their emotions,” she told TODAY.
Theresa Gage and Colin Willard have a sixteen-year age gap. Willard believes that younger men see being a good partner as making sure their woman is fulfilled emotionally, mentally, and physically. “The younger generation of men see that being a good partner (means) making sure your woman’s fulfilled emotionally and mentally and physically,” he told the Today anchor.
Another reason why older women are dating younger men is that age is becoming less of a factor in relationships. People are realizing that true compatibility knows no age limit. As long as two people share similar interests, values, and goals, age should not be a barrier.
Furthermore, many older women find younger men to be more open-minded, spontaneous, and willing to try new things. Younger men often bring a fresh perspective and energy to the relationship, which can be exciting and invigorating.
In conclusion, the age gap is no longer a taboo subject in the dating world. More and more older women are dating younger men, and it is a trend that is here to stay. As society continues to evolve and gender roles shift, we can expect to see more couples who have embraced the age gap. After all, age is just a number, and true love knows no bounds.