[Disclaimer: I am 25 years old, and younger to me is anything above 18.] Let me briefly tell you my experience.
It’s been a strange week (news-wise) for Jewish men and their relationships with women.
On Monday, Rabbi Andy Bachman chronicled his trip to pray with the Women of the Wall, an event marked by “irrrational invective and hatred” of men who cursed and threw chairs and eggs at worshipers.
Also noteworthy was a video that went viral in which Dustin Hoffman spoke movingly about what he learned while inhabiting the space of a female character in the film .
So, this woman sitting next to me (I’ll keep her name anonymous because I know she listens to the show) starts opening up to the table about how she’s recently divorced and now she’s looking to get back out onto the dating scene.
She’s 42, which as far as I’m concerned is not old at all.
Okay, Evan, I agree mostly with your opinion on younger men/older women. I mean, I can see why an older man would want to date a younger woman – physically that is, but why would a 28-year-old woman want to date a man 45 or more? I can totally understand why older men go for younger women.
There’s no denying that they’re, for the most part, in better shape, with better skin, and less baggage from broken relationships.
But see, for men who covet younger women, it’s not whether you look good for your age – it’s what age you really are. If she wants to date a guy who is 6’2”, makes 0,000 , likes skiing, is within ten miles of her house and five years of her age, you know what? All she has to do is go on Match.com, and wade through a few thousand applicants. There are many other things that are attractive about older men. They can afford nicer restaurants and vacations and have cultivated greater tastes in the arts.
They’re more experienced, more chivalrous, and more likely to want to settle down than a twentysomething party boy.
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It’s a lot easier for a man to take out a carefree, responsibility free, baggage free, wrinkle free 28-year-old, which is why so many men try to go in that direction. Men want much younger women, but rarely do much younger women want older men.