If you're thinking about dating a younger man, congratulations. Women's choices have been limited for far too many centuries. With younger men added to the romantic game board, every woman increases her opportunity for love and romance. As a relationship expert in this specific field of research, I've witnessed a tremendous shift in societal perception over the last 10 years.
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I recently had a realization: all of my good friends are in relationships with men that are five to seven years older than they are. All of them. All of my good friends are either married or have been with their partners for at least three years—many of them seven years. They live together. They have pets together. Things are going well.
dating a guy 5 years younger than me!!
Men marry younger women and women prefer to marry older men, in general. But is it culture, genetics or the environment that drives such a choice—and is there an optimal age difference? New research shows that, at least for the Sami people of preindustrial Finland, men should marry a woman almost 15 years their junior to maximize their chances of having the most offspring that survive. Yet, only 10 percent of these marriages were between men and women with that optimal age difference.
If you're ready to accept that age is just a number, then your pool of eligible bachelors just got a hell of a lot bigger—and might include some much younger dudes. Plus, all the cool kids are dating younger these days. Curious what it's like to get serious with someone lacking as much life experience as you? We asked real women to spill all the details of dating a more youthful dude.