The older woman if she is what some relationship experts refer to as the samantha prototype a reference to the sex and the city character who has a strong sexual appetite for younger men and anyone else for that matter may well be looking merely for a boy toy. Sociologists studying these relationships generally are looking at women of those ages involved with men 10 to 15 years younger. A study of 2 000 adults showed that just one per cent of women believed the ideal relationship was with a younger man dating a man five years older. There is so much cougar hype that we now have a fake cougar and a real cougar. the idea of a woman who is sexually knowledgeable and passionate is very attractive to a lot of young men who are getting more hesitant interactions or conditional sexual access from younger women. University of chicago and the massachusetts institute of technology men consistently dislike older women and show a preference for women five to nine years younger. Celebrity couples with a four year age gap include actress gwyneth paltrow 40 and coldplay frontman chris martin 36 who have been married for nine years and have two children.
Framed face and the men gave two portion of sperm on the face. Both women and men particularly as the wage gap has narrowed are growing more comfortable with the possibility that she is the higher earner sociologists say dating a man five years older. Ultimate gap actress gwyneth paltrow and husband coldplay front man chris martin have a four year gap between them timeless love the poll found that michael douglas and catherine zeta jones pictured at this year s academy awards were the favourite age gap couple despite their 25 age difference those in favour of an age gap said the main benefit was that you can learn from the different perspective of the other partner while four in ten said the youthfulness of the younger partner rubs off on the older partner . Caron in 2004 comparing the dating preferences of women 35 to 50 with those of women 20 to 25 found that the older women were much more open to younger men and to crossing lines like race religion and socioeconomic status. Consistent with most other research and what many relationship experts are saying about these connections the authors found that women liked the vitality the younger man brought into their lives and men liked the maturity and confidence in the women although generational differences sometimes made both partners uncomfortable. Mobi the perfect age gap for partners is four years and four months but only when the man is older a survey has found. The paradox of course is that the older woman relationship makes perfect sense when it comes to life expectancy with women outliving men by an average of five years.
Newsweek taking stock of the explosion of on screen romances between older women and younger men declared 2009 the year of the cougar but then concluded in the june article that by this time next year the cougar will be extinct. photo ashton kutcher and demi moore. But behind the unleashing of cougars in pop culture is what a growing number of sociologists say is a real demographic shift driven by new choices that women over 40 are making as they redefine the concept of a suitable mate.Proulx the lead author of the study who is a marriage and family therapist in maine. It is one that has long been taboo heavily influenced by the freudian notion that the older women are mother substitutes or robbing the cradle. Beveridge a demographer at queens college who conducted the analysis.