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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.
Also, women expressed concern over the prospect of ageing and whether it would affect their partner’s attraction to them.
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 .
While women in their twenties want to either date someone older or the same age, women in their 50s and 60s are willing to open their hearts to someone younger - a synergy that may go some way towards explaining the older women dating younger men phenomenon.
“For most women, aging means a humiliating process of gradual sexual disqualification,” she scathingly wrote, “society is much more permissive about aging men.” Marine builds on Sontag’s earlier woes: “Many people are still shocked to see an older woman with a younger man,” she says, “they might think ‘what if that was my mother, or my son!For younger men, it seems that the answer is simple: they find older women attractive.Indeed, in 2015, an Elite Singles study of 450,000 members revealed the ideal age-gap for modern romance, and the results were startling - while older men prefer younger women, younger men actually preferred to date someone older than themselves.Indeed, for men aged 20-29, the ideal women is older rather than younger; someone who can teach them the art of romance.
Interestingly, according to the study, it's not just younger men who like this dynamic: in fact, women's tolerance for a younger partner increases with age.What’s more, the way in which news outlets around the world, included, represented the issue is perhaps more telling of the way single women over 40 are perceived by society.