"Choose someone who is your voltage type -- has the same level of intensity about life.
What if the man just wanted to be with an older woman in order to prove to himself that he can attract women of all ages?
She works out a lot by her own admission (and judging by her track record in this department) and often meets partners at the gym, not the bars.
Winter tells Web MD that she and her co-author interviewed more than 200 couples for their book.
Other reasons behind this trend According to Tessina, other reasons underlying this expansion of everyone's dating choices include: But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
"Humans are relatively flexible species," Michael R. D., a psychologist in the department of communications at the University of Louisville, tells Web MD. You can override a lot of biology in pursuit of other goals." Interestingly, Cunningham did an unpublished study of 60 women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who were shown pictures of men aged to those decades.
"The women," he says, "were more interested in men their own age or older." As for the men, he says: "I guess it could be nice not to hang around a ditz with no knowledge of music or something like that." Getting over the "shoulds" "We have strong 'shoulds' on ways of partnering up," Kathryn Elliott, Ph. We should marry people within two years of our age.