Socially, there is a role reversal of sorts going on, women are more powerful, and may want men who are younger and therefore, more flexible: men who can handle it if the woman’s career and lifestyle are more important.
Movies and TV shows are also showing women that dates don’t have to be older.
Who isn’t attracted to success, smarts and experience?
Young men can find this just as attractive in an older woman as in anyone else.
In my counseling office, I have seen many relationships succeed with this kind of older woman/younger man scenario.
The media focuses on the age difference, but what really makes or breaks the relationship is how well the couple can form a partnership or team that works.
Romance gets a lot of letters about older women dating younger men, which appears to be shocking to some people, but I don’t find it so unusual.
Perhaps he enjoys the mentoring, perhaps just the emotional stability of an older woman who knows her mind and her heart.
These relationships can last; it’s not age that makes the difference, but how well the couple build trust, partnership and a life together.