Married old women dating
But it's not just this acceptance that sees more women dating younger men."They seem more alive, vital, optimistic and enthusiastic," says Valerie. They adore their woman, cherish her, find her interesting. Women reach their sexual peak later in life, so it’s a good match."The Prevention survey echoes this, with 29 per cent of women saying they are attracted to younger men because they have more energy and stamina.
But the main attraction, according to 37 per cent of respondents, was good looks.
"Nowadays we all tend to live similar lives, unlike when our parents were young and there were clear gaps between the generations.
These days it's OK to act young when you’re old.
Thanks to increasingly better living standards, older women can stand their ground in that arena."With better education on health, diet and fitness, and everyone living longer and healthier, women in their 40s, 50s and 60s can still look youthful and feel great,” says Valerie.
"And far from what they’ve been led to believe, sexual desire doesn’t drop off but maintains, just like it does in men."So you might be perfectly matched in the sack, and both look great, but does a 10-, 15- or even 20-year age gap not pose other problems?
As a result, it's becoming more the 'norm'.
At Fast Impressions Speed Dating, ' Toyboy Nights' have the highest match rates of any of their themed events. "Older women have had relationships with younger men since history began.
But in the past only aristocratic, rich, famous or powerful women were able to do so and survive the condemnation from society," says Valerie Gibson, author of Cougar, A Guide For Older Women Dating Younger Men ( "With the advent of women obtaining economic independence, things have finally started to change." "I think it's becoming more acceptable as lifestyles change," adds Sydney-based Love Coach Carolin Dahlman (
While some relationships fall by the wayside (Madonna and Jesus supposedly split because they had 'nothing in common'), others do succeed (Demi and Ashton have been married for five years, while Sam and Aaron are expecting a baby).
The list of female celebrities dating considerably younger men is growing.
"The difficulties faced by couples in these relationships are no different to those faced by anyone in any relationship," says Carolin.