New study says older men actually don’t want to date younger women

The idea that men are more interested in younger women is being refuted.
Apparently there isn't much truth to the idea that older men like younger women.

The age-old idea that the older men get, the more interested they are in younger women has been turned on its head after a study in Finland found it to be untrue.

Researchers say they discovered that when it comes to intimate relationships, men are more interested in being with someone close to their own age.

While the relatively small study, they surveyed 2,676, says older single men are open to dating women their own age, there are surely some over 60s women out there who would disagree.

In a world where dating after 60 only seems to be getting more complicated, the researchers say mature women are just as likely to draw the attention of a man on the hunt for a sexual partner as younger women.

So do you agree? Whether it’s true or not, men have long copped it for thinking more with what’s ‘down there’ than with their brain when it comes to finding love.

Even in previous stories published by SAS there have been hundreds of comments from women saying it’s nearly impossible to find a good man these days as most are too busy scouting for a younger model.

The researchers said they were surprised by the results, too.

“We expected to find patterns similar to previous studies showing that women’s youngest and oldest considered sex partners are strongly associated with their own age,” the authors explain in the paper, published in Evolutionary Psychology.

“For men, however, we expected that only the oldest considered age would be strongly associated with their own age, but that the youngest considered age would show a weaker association with their own age.”

So have we had it wrong this whole time? It is of course unfair to lump all men into the ‘sugar daddy’ category.

There are plenty of smart, honest and kind men over 60 out there who are just as interested in women their own age.

The only problem is, there are a lot of mature gals asking, “where are they?!”.

What do you think about this? Do you think most older men are more interested in younger women? Or is that a myth?

  1. Elizabeth Pandelis.  

    This may be so for men who accept their age but most older men look in the mirror and see 35 years. That is not counting those who want children or a trophy wife to show their mates they still have “it”.

    • Di  

      Men don’t have that on their own…I look in the mirror and see 40, not 68 (my chronological age). I met my 2nd husband when I was 58.. He’d dated/ contemplated marrying younger women, but gave them a miss… Reasons? Too close to his own kids in age; too ‘needy’.. i.e. wanted to have children, needed him to be the prime bread-winner when he was heading towards retirement etc. He’s observed too many contemporaries coping with younger wives, a 2nd batch of children clutching at their ankles while they (the older men) try to keep their hair on (literally) and strike a pose at the beach long after their ‘boy’ bodies have run to fat and the ravages of time.

  2. Dianne Carter  

    I’m in the latin dance scene and I’ve found the majority of men my age (60’s) are either not interested in getting into a relationship for fear of being ripped off as their ex wives did to them or they chase younger 30 year olds. Personally I’ve given up on finding anyone after 6 years of not even being chatted up 😏

  3. Chris  

    I think the men surveyed probably fibbed.
    The majority of men who were interested in me when I was single in my laste 40s were over 55, and even then they tended to be looking for younger women.
    I did finish up marrying a wonderful man 8 years my senior, I was much happier with an older man, he is very attentive and we are totally centred on each other. But he is an exception to the rule.

    • Joan Marshall  

      Chris You are totally right most older men do look for younger women most of the time because they believe a younger woman will maintain their virility. I am talking from experience of my husband and other men I dated. I love my life the way it is now of total peace and freedom to go anywhere any time I want with out sleeping around. We have a choice I have made my choice it may be boring to some not to me. Heck if I could not find what I am looking for in a man in my forties I would be crazy to start now at almost 72. Nobody gives me 72 years of age. Over and over I am told I look no more than 50 which is wonderful to hear but I deal with facts not some pie in the sky.

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