“I hear from lots of people looking for love, unsuccessfully, that they’ve got a restrictive list of ‘filters,’ including age,” Masini said.
“When you open your age range filter by including younger people among your possibilities, you’ve got a whole new group of folks to date.” Think of it this way: Tapping into that bigger pool may mean an increased chance of finding new love. You may get a boost of energy Unlike dating an older partner, younger partners may be less inclined to be jaded, and more likely to be open minded and energetic, Masini said.
Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.
EXPERTS SAY THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO FLIRT Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.
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You may enjoy the power play Having been out in the world gives older partners a cache that many younger partners love and seek out.
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.This type of mentality can not only be refreshing, but it also can help lay the groundwork for a creative and happy relationship.“For instance, if you want to move to Brazil, or adopt six children, or plant a vineyard on your property, or live in an igloo, someone with an open mind and less baggage may think this is a great idea,” she noted, “whereas someone who's older and more set in their ways may think you're amusing — and irresponsible, as well as wildly unrealistic.” Put differently, if you’re itching for adventure or simply a change of scenery, dating younger may be the way to go. You may enjoy better sex It’s a biological fact that younger partners tend to have more sexual energy and stamina in the bedroom, Masini said.But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?
Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.That’s because it’s generally biologically easier for younger women to get pregnant and carry a child to term.