Dating older men and women

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There’s plenty for a woman to love about an ambitious young man, but not if he’s so busy building a career and impressing his superiors that he has little time left over to enjoy himself.A man who’s further along in his career isn’t having to put in 60 hours or more a week.Crummy beer and fast food lost their appeal to an older guy many years ago.He’s had time to develop his palate, discerning which wine pairs best with a particular meal, which whisky he prefers, and the nuances of a terrific steak.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.And God knows there’s plenty of evidence that women can happily find romance with younger beaus.

"Women, on average, are interested in same-aged to somewhat older men than themselves, and this pattern displays itself across the entire lifespan." (Meanwhile, men are attracted to younger women as sexual partners, the scientists argue, for fertility reasons.) Beyond the science, there are plenty of great reasons why women should find dating men above their age bracket more appealing.

They’ve had plenty of sex and are more interested in pleasing their partner.

As Laura Lifshitz writes in Popsugar about older men and sex, “He’s had years to perfect, fail, attempt, and succeed enough to know what exactly will make your toes curl…or not!

(Seriously: who can't forget the most egregious age gap of all, when the white-hot 30 year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones was paired with a 69 year-old Sean Connery in the otherwise forgettable 1999 film Entrapment?

)Now, we at Best Life definitely aren’t saying that the perfect real-life relationship should mirror any onscreen trends.

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