Older woman dating younger women
Nonetheless, more than one in 10 of these relationships leads to marriage: The most recent Census Bureau figures show that about 12 percent of all marriages are between older women and younger men.
Women dating younger men said they appreciated the strength, humor, openness, youth, and passion of their partners. Stanton believes that although some of the attraction may be predicated on the mystique of the older woman, her appeal to younger men was based not just on chemistry but on "the luxury of having a finished person.
"Most of them weren't intimidated by my career or independence," says Stanton.
"They kept me informed and hip, so that my writing stayed fresh and current.
With me they got great cooking, a settled home, and a bonding of souls who had so many common interests," not the least of which was rock and roll.
Whether this kind of romance leads to a happy marriage, of course, may depend on luck or destiny.
"The only place where age was ever an issue was because I felt that being with me should not limit his choices profoundly," she adds.
Of the respondents -- 56 of whom had been married in the past -- only 8 percent said they were looking for marriage."At one point, I tutored Chris and remember being impressed at how witty this kid was, how capable, and what a good writer he was," says Woolston."Later, we had an assignment where we were both the graders for one teacher, and that was spectacularly fun."They were much more comfortable with their own sexuality," she says.
"And they seemed to love a smart woman who understood sports and classical music." A trend on the upswing Stanton was apparently on the leading edge of what experts say is a new trend: older women dating younger men.
It wasn't that we weren't attracted to each other, but we weren't thinking about that.