Dating younger women divide by 2
(We count both young adults who have never been married and those who have been previously married as single or unmarried.) So, which large metro areas have the best “marriage market”?For women seeking a male partner with a job, our analysis found that San Jose, Calif., tops the list among large metro areas, with 114 single employed men for every 100 single women. Men with man-buns and ironic glasses, women in ripped jeans, instagramming a matcha latte?We’ve been called snowflakes, lambasted for our supposed entitlement and criticised for being constantly on our phones.In fact (and very heteronormatively speaking) older men dating and marrying younger women is so much the norm academia still hasn't gotten around to more intensively investigating the older woman-younger man dating dynamic.One of the only studies I could find on the topic, "Older Women/Younger Men: A Look at the Implications of Age Difference in Marriage" notes in its abstract (ah, the frustrations of journal paywalls): "While there is a lot of information in the literature about men who date and marry younger women, the research on this subject is very limited or outdated." What the researchers did find in their interviews with eight married couples with wives at least 10 years older than their husbands echoed part of the You Tube commentor's query: the men especially enjoyed the women's maturity and confidence, while the women appreciated the younger guys' vitality.
Women “self-objectify” in profile pictures to get men interested, renouncing the “wrong idea” that they might want something more than a one-night stand.
But I’ve noticed a new strategy among my set of female friends—lovely, intelligent, independent women—to combat the grime of the online dating world: date up. More and more women I know are dating men twice, yes , Anne Hathaway stands with Robert De Niro and a bunch of young male colleagues in a bar and draws a harsh comparison: “How in one generation have men gone from guys like Jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford to . I see what Hathaway means: Why put up with Tinder when there’s a whole generation of men out there who wouldn’t dream of using it?
There have never been more advantages to relationships with older men, precisely because Tinder and its ilk have made dating feel impossible to those of us who don’t want to participate in the battle of who-cares-less.
Over on the Stuff Mom Never Told You You Tube channel (or SMNTY TV as I like to call to no one in particular), a 22-year-old fella asked for advice about dating older women.
His rationale made sense, if a touch over-generalized: all the other women his age "are really shallow and are just after money and constantly seeking attention," hence his decision to pursue ladies around six to 10 years older "because they have their priorities straight." But in exchange for finding his apparently ideal dating demographic, he endures ribbing from guy friends who insist that it's weird.