While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.
And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.
It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?
), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things.
Older women should be cynical about younger men who claim they want to date seriously, or remain silent about commitment. Women peak somewhere in their twenties for external attractiveness. In general, men disagree about the age at which women "peak" - partially because it varies depending on the woman and partially because guys have different taste.
But I think it also has to do with the difficulty that men have distinguishing between external and internal attractiveness; often the latter is confused for the former. A woman's attractiveness doesn't take a swan dive after 30.
I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.
That higher sex drive translates, among other things, into being more direct with men.
The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.
An additional rule when it comes to dating is to keep yourself out of harm’s way.
And in light of many of today’s dating apps and sites where you’re potentially meeting a stranger, it’s never been more important to remain vigilant and put your safety and well-being first.