But the reality is that numerous studies—including a recent Finnish study of more than 12, people—have revealed that a lot of younger women do in fact prefer their romantic matches to be older. Beyond the science, there are plenty of great reasons why women should find dating men above their age bracket more appealing.
In fact, there are 15 that immediately come to mind. A five-month study by dating site WhatsYourPrice found younger women to have a high interest in older men because of their higher level of maturity—and that's just one of the benefits of being north of He can cut out of work early on a Friday for an impromptu weekend getaway or take a leisurely lunch with a date without having to worry about a boss breathing down his neck.
He's also, when he wants to be, really, really good at acting like he's in his 20s. A study from Scottish psychologists found that even financially independent women preferred older men in part because they had more time to accumulate wealth.
According to the U. On average, an older guy can afford nice gifts and to pay for trips without blowing up his credit card bill. If you're lucky he could also be well on his way to early retirement.
And older men are the most experienced when it comes to carrying on meaningful, memorable conversations whether flirting at the bar, on dates, or in a long-term relationship. They know to be honest about their expectations from the start and to respond to the wants and needs of the women in their lives.
They are also more interested in starting a family: An analysis of 10, men and women found that men who had partners six years younger than themselves had the greatest number of children an average of 2. They may have even been boosting their sex lives with yoga.
Older men are also less likely to be in it for their own pleasure. He knows his style basics, and what clothes best work with his look. Cultivating all this takes time and experience few young men have. They Have More Sophisticated Tastes Crummy beer and fast food lost their appeal to an older guy many years ago.
Unlike a younger guy, an older man can also afford to take a woman to fine restaurants and buy the best stuff on the menu. They Are More Cultured Just as their taste buds are more refined, so is their sense of quality culture. Younger women will find that older guys are often less controlling, less critical, and more likely to delight in them for who they are.
As one woman told Cosmo when asked about dating older men: