Men dating younger women quotes
The thing is for me and a good number of my male friends, many older women were those who we would look to in terms of our dream dates and fantasies.We probably didn't think that we could take those feeling anywhere though for fear of being out of step with societal norms and the prospect of having any chance of hooking up dashed because we were considered too junior and "not cool".In other words, men gave higher ratings to dates where the man was older than the women; women also endorsed a higher rating when the man was older.But overall in this study, there was no support for the age differential effect — age did not influence the ratings of the dates at a statistically significant level. The authors offer an interpretation worth pondering: It may that while age seems paramount in the abstract (all things being equal, men desire younger women, and women desire older men), in practice, when two people actually go on a date, the age difference might not have as much importance as other considerations, such as physical attraction and a compatible personality.It is a commonly accepted idea that men prefer the company of younger women, while women prefer men who are older.
This probably stemmed from those artificial (but nonetheless real) boundaries we would not cross that were a left over from school days.
By contrast, laboratory-based research tends to rely on confederates (undercover researchers), or asking participants to rate how likely they would be to pursue a date based on a photograph or a hypothetical scenario.
According to the investigators, this study has similar ecological validity to speed-dating studies that also involve face-to-face interaction.
For sample, there were also significantly more couples in which the man was older as opposed to the woman being older, 72 and 27 pairs, respectively.
And though not statistically significant, the ratings of dates were this time in the predicted direction.