Maybe women feel that because girls have a head start on maturity back in the seventh grade, our emotional and spiritual equals must forever be at least five years older than we are.
Whatever part of the conventional wisdom they buy into, American women find it easy to summarily reject younger men. They could be denying themselves the most wonderful relationship of their lives.
That means there’s a strategic advantage for women to snag an older gent—he’s had more time to accumulate resources and stability than his younger counterparts, which could make him a more viable partner and father.
All the older music that I still liked listening to, his friends were into “ironically.” His friends were young, too.Although my guy was very mature, his age was made apparent when I visited his home and met his friends.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.Evolutionary psychologists say that relationships like this often occur because while fertility lasts only from puberty to menopause in women, it starts at puberty and can extend long into midlife for lots of men.I discovered what it’s like to have completely different cultural points of reference.
This became abundantly clear whenever I’d mention something from the ’90s — for example, the time I brought up MC Hammer and he had no idea who I was talking about.
For example, I’d co-habitated with my ex for 5 years.
He had yet to experience this kind of relationship.
When it became clear that we’d probably not work out, we talked about it and decided to stay friends. Simone Paget Simone is a freelance writer and author of the sexy and irreverent blog Skinny Dip.
When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering her city with a large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.
With that said, he never judged me for my experiences.