"I had a friend who told me about this awful bar," Gibson recalls."There was a woman there who was flirting with younger guys.Similar to their younger male counterparts, younger women have reflected this interest in older men.Women between 20 and 29 years old desire men who are up to 10 years their senior and no younger than up to three years.
Besides, these younger men usually have little reason to stray.
Q: It’s been almost four years since my divorce and I’ve been doing OK as a single mom. They would tell you that “age ain’t nothing but a number.” In fact, women dating and marrying younger men is a growing trend. Census Bureau figures from 2000 indicate that 12 percent of all marriages were between older women and younger men.
But now I’ve met a really great guy and I think it may develop into something more than just dating. An AARP study in 2003 found that 34 percent of women over 40 had dated younger men; in a recent online survey, that figure rose to 67 percent. This phenomenon is increasing as career-oriented women become more financially secure, powerful and self-confident.
The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.
This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.