According to a new survey by dating website Elite Singles, men aged between 20 and 29 are much more likely to date a woman who is significantly older than them, while men aged 30 and older, while still eager to enter into a relationship with someone younger, are starting to close the average age gap between themselves and their ideal prospective partners.'Young men nowadays probably recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option,' psychologist, Sam Owen told the Huffington Post.Elite Singles surveyed 450,000 of its online daters in order to find out what their ideal relationship age gap would be, with the results clearly indicating that - despite society's perceptions about men always needing to find a younger woman - the majority of young men actually want the exact opposite.Speaking with many other women and men Julia quickly discovered that although often only discussed behind closed doors, many people were attracted to and intrigued by age-gap relationships.The decision was simple: Julia turned her focus to creating her very own toyboy and cougar dating site to do just that.
Over the subsequent years Toyboy Warehouse has continued to be the UK's largest cougar dating agency specifically for older women and younger men.
Let's face it, we're all going to be older women at some point, and here are a few reasons why that might be a good and sexy thing…. There are exceptions to every rule – in fact, rules are mostly nonsense – but one of the best things about growing older is realizing how much more comfortable almost everything is when you have some idea what you’re doing.
And that applies to dating as much as anything else. If she’s a decade older than you, that’s an extra decade to have explored what she wants in a relationship, set up her life so she’s surrounded by awesome people and doing a job she finds fulfilling, and also traveled the world/worked in twenty different states/lived in a foreign country/gone to Burning Man/learned to paraglide/experienced the whole pre-internet bar culture thing.
“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.
Women, on the other hand, prefer guys closer to their own age.