Young ladies dating older men
Around about the same time cougardom exploded into the mainstream, social scientists became increasingly immersed in researching age-dissimilar couples where the woman is the older party.Prompted by this shift in the demographics of modern relationships, a team of sociologists at the University of Maine set about investigating the reality of older women wedded to younger men.Whilst still packed with hidden meaning, ‘sugar daddy’ isn’t nearly as derogatory as its big-cat counterpart.
“When an older woman looks for a younger partner, she’s probably quite comfortable with her sexuality,” she explains, “it’s likely that she’s already been married or had children.
Also, women expressed concern over the prospect of ageing and whether it would affect their partner’s attraction to them.
READ MORE: Happily in an older woman/younger man relationship? The trio behind the project were sure to report that “vast age differences, especially in woman-older relationships, clearly violate the norms of this society”. 40 years ago, writer and activist Susan Sontag penned ‘The Double Standard of Ageing’ for the now defunct .
You don’t need to be too imaginative to picture what the benefits of an older woman/younger man relationship might be.
If you’re struggling for ideas, there’s a slew of blogs and websites that testify to the plus sides for both women and men.
Why is it still such a sensational topic and what are the perks (and pitfalls) of entering into partnership where age knows no bounds?