Research dating older men

15 Jan

The theory predicts that preferred mate choices have evolved to focus on reproductive potential and reproductive investment of members of the opposite sex.

This theory predicts both intrasexual selection and intersexual choice due to differences in parental investment; typically there is competition among members of the lower investing sex (generally males) over the parental investment of the higher investing sex (generally females) who will be more selective in their mate choice.

In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.

Dunn concluded that "Not once across all ages and countries ...

Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.

Concepts of these relationships, including what defines an age disparity, have developed over time and vary among societies.

did females show a preference for males significantly younger than male preferences for females" and that there was a "consistent cross-cultural preference by women for at least same-age or significantly older men".

A 2003 AARP study reported that 34% of women over 39 years old were dating younger men.

A study conducted by David Buss investigated sex differences in mate preferences in 37 cultures with 10,047 participants.

In all 37 cultures it was found that males preferred females younger than themselves and females preferred males older than themselves.