It’s far more common these days for women of all ages to date younger men.
Whether it’s a 24-year-old woman dating a 19-year-old man, or a woman in her 40’s dating a man in his 30’s, it is no longer considered unusual for a woman to opt for a man who is her junior.
If we graduated without a future husband in tow, the men in our class would forgo us for younger, dumber women.
She advised we start the search as early into college as possible. If he was sour over being stuck with a crusty upperclassman like me, he didn’t show it.
The older you get, the less difference it makes if your partner is younger.
The way tthe younger women think and are is liberating than women my age. Less expectations and go with the flow mentality is super amazing. Surprisingly people my age have had less sexual partners and r frankly boring in bed.When I was a junior in college, a woman called “The Princeton Mom” wrote into our school newspaper telling undergraduate women to “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.”“Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out,” she said.We had more important things to worry about, like the alarming decay rate of our attractiveness.As the only straight woman within reach, I soon became the de facto dating consultant for my male friends, despite my waning expertise.They were even more eager to pick my brain on all things female when I started working as an engineer and data scientist at Ok Cupid, where I analyzed data from millions of daters to get a sense of the “correct” way to date for men, women, and everyone in between.
I know women that have dated younger men and they have had amazingly rich partnerships. I know women, myself included, that have dated men that are older and have found they are not ready for an emotionally mature relationship.