But even in today's enlightened world, society still has all kinds of negative things to say about this powerful pairing, labeling older women dating younger men as sexual predators.
This is especially troubling when you consider that no such stigma exists for older men dating younger women.
Men have long been valued for their power and their career successes.
However, we now live in a time when women can be valued for these attributes too; and a new generation of men are aware of that, and see older women for the unique qualities they bring to the table. The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice.
And they are not just dating them, but embarking on long-term relationships with them, even marrying them. Also, younger men were typically raised by strong, career-focused mothers, so they are comfortable with ambition and intelligence in a partner, where older men can find these qualities threatening. Younger men find that older women have a lot to offer, too. They have figured out their needs and knew how to express them.
Mariah Carey, 47, is enjoying an on/off romance with dancer Bryan Tanaka, 34; and Demi Moore, 54, has reportedly been canoodling with actor Tobey Maguire, 42.“Age is becoming less of an issue for both genders.At worst, older men dating younger women are viewed with a condescending chuckle, earning the term "sugar daddy," as if they were a benevolent father figure.Younger women dating older men are considered to be sweet and innocent.It could be something as simple as a run away script or learning how to better use E-utilities, for more efficient work such that your work does not impact the ability of other researchers to also use our site.To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected] points all kinds of judgmental fingers, accusing these women of preying on impressionable young men, even labeling them "cougars." But regardless of what anyone thinks, it's clear that this is a phenomenon that is here to stay: in a recent AARP survey, 34% of women between the ages of 40 and 69 were dating younger men. These qualities can be a welcome change to younger men because women their age tend to be more insecure and sometimes manipulative.