Psychology Reveals 8 Reasons Why Men Prefer Older Women

It seems more common lately for men to fall for older women, fighting the stigma society placed on these kinds of relationships. And while we are aware that a healthy relationship is not defined by age or any other factor, we couldn’t help to ask ourselves what made men interested in older women.

Bright Side would like to pinpoint the reasons why men tend to be more attracted to older women, according to psychologists. So keep scrolling to find out!

1. Older women have more life experience.

Older women have seen a lot more in life than younger ones have, they tackled all kind of difficulties and can handle new ones with maturity. Because of that, men know that they’ll be able to grow and be more mature alongside their partner. They also believe that being with someone wiser will help them get through tough life challenges.

2. Men like women who know what they want.

This one comes to complete the previous point; younger men are driven towards older women because they usually know what they want. Since these women have a good life experience, they have set their goals and know exactly what roads to take to achieve them. They are focused on their goals as they have already set their plans.

3. Men feel a sense of accomplishment when an older woman find them interesting.

Men revealed that the attention of an older woman boosted their own level of confidence and self-esteem. So when a young man attracts an older woman, it inflates his ego, as he was able to attract an independent, educated, and successful woman. They feel flattered and believe that they are able to captivate women of all ages.

4. Older women look more confident.

There’s nothing more attractive than confidence, and older women strongly radiate that. Men are drawn to women who believe in themselves and their abilities. This conditions men to arrive at certain conclusions about the woman’s personality and lifestyle. If he had been dating younger girls who lacked high self-esteems, he will definitely be intrigued by women who have a higher level.

5. Men want a relationship with mutual respect.

Of course, both partners are looking for mutual respect, to feel respected and appreciated from their partner. Men are most likely to respect older women because they see that they have more life experience, more maturity, and independence. They respect them for that, which builds a mutual trust between the two of them.

6. They appreciate the emotional stability with older women.

Older women are more mature than younger ones in other aspects like emotions. While some young women find it difficult to express their emotions with their partners, older women can share their feelings freely. They grew emotionally and know now how to control their emotions to live a healthy relationship.

7. Men are eager to learn something new.

In some cases, men see dating an older woman as an interesting experience, especially if their dating history has been lacking excitement. An older woman equals something new to experience, new ideas, concepts, and points of views to discover. Men find themselves eager to learn and ready to see what their new older partner will teach them.

8. They like when women are the ones in control.

Contrary to popular belief, men find it attractive when their partner is the one in control. In some cases, men like when women take the lead and can take care of everything. From planning trips and movie nights to family events and so on. It’s easier for men to know that their partner enjoys this aspect of the relationship, that way they’ll avoid hearing things like “You never do anything for me.”

What is the most common reason in your opinion? We’d love to know what you think in the comments!


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