Older divorced men dating younger women
But let’s not pretend that we, as a culture, don’t worship at the altar of youth. He’s got the job and the home and the car, and been divorced with a kid already.
This is the most compelling reason behind why younger women might go for older men: they’re daddy substitutes.
But in online dating, men my age are not looking at women my age. The men I do hear from are older than me by 10-15 years and are looking for a far more relaxed lifestyle or trying too hard to be youthful (If it is genuine, great, if not, it’s annoying.) I don’t want to date men who remind me of my dad, who want to eat quiet dinners every night or sit home watching movies.
On the flip side, when I meet men in real life, I do attract more of the type I like—my age or younger and energetic.
If you come across a profile of an older man who seems like a good guy, just ignore the age requirements listed and write to him anyway.
An older man can dream of his fantasy arm-candy, his midlife crisis temporary cure, his ego boosting babe.