This story may resonate with you. If it does perhaps you can share your story too. The man who wrote this is 39 and has always preferred older women.
Recently, I hit the dating websites after a few years absence, and one thing I noticed is how women in their 40′s and 50′s try to conceal their preferences for younger partners and how prevalent this is.
You would notice for example how a 46 year old woman gives “30-50″ as the desired age for her partner. Or how a 50 year old woman gives “32-54″ as the desired age for her partner. Or how a less subtle 48 year old woman gives “30-49″ as her match’s age.
In a more transparent world, those age ranges would probably read as “26-38″ -”18-40″ and “24-36″, for our less subtle friend. The higher end of every range is probably what they’d consider an ideal marriage partner.
I would say that a sizable percentage of the profiles in the 40-60 age group reflected these same patterns. A lot of times women are guilty of the double standard themselves.
Men who have interest in younger partners are not shy at all about spelling out the true age-range they’re looking for. Granted, society conspires with men on the issue, but history shows that only when a critical mass ask for equality do we start to some real changes both in attitudes and facts on the ground.
It is a catch-22. Society is brutally harsh towards those women who would be open about their preferences. Yet without a critical mass speaking with one voice change won’t happen.
Do you agree with what this man is experiencing, or, are you the woman who is completely up front about the age of the man you want to date?
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