Older man dating younger women term
Men’s preferences evolved, too, though not as much: Their youngest age limit crept up by two months, on average, each year.
But men were also interested in women their own age, the study found.
" I suppose this is an interesting if impractical question.
(Ain't gonna happen, Hugo.) Before getting too far into the weeds of this thought experiment, Schwyzer makes it clear that he's not talking about pedophiles or other obvious creeps; he's talking about men like Johnny Depp, who is apparently dating a woman in her late 20s, while he's just hit the big 5-0. The study Schwyzer cites actually says the opposite of what he thinks it does.
Some were single, he said, and some were in long-term relationships.
The majority were heterosexual, while just over 1,000 were bisexual or homosexual.
And on average, they would consider having sex with a woman as young as 21.
Study participants were asked about the age range of their sexual partners — but the “context” was left out, he said.
So it’s not clear how often older men were actually dating women their own age, or how often they’d been with the same woman for the past 20 years, he explained.
They typically had sex with women who were close to their own age.
Whether that reflects men’s true preferences — or simple reality — is not clear, according to Justin Lehmiller, a social psychologist who wasn’t involved in the study.“It might be more of a reflection of how the dating game works,” said Lehmiller.Their actual partners were sometimes much younger, the study found.