Why have we let our gender be tarnished with this lie for so long? When some girls were having sex, I hadn’t even started my period.I might be 31 but marriage, babies and mortgages are not on my radar.Nikki, 33 agrees: ‘I pretty much only date younger men now, which I think is to do with my lifestyle choices of travelling and doing seasonal work.‘I currently have a boyfriend who is seven years younger than me, and so far so good.Plus, research says that women hit their sexual prime later than men,so you may well be doing yourself a favour going younger.Raff, 27 (who’s in a longterm relationship with someone a year and a half older) points out a major flaw in some older woman/younger man partnerships, from his previous experience.But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.
However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.
The first guy I properly dated was exactly a year younger than me (we shared the same birthday, I thought it was meant to be) and the last guy I dated was four years younger than me.
I recently found out that a musician I have a crush on is 21. However, women dating younger men isn’t weird to me – my dad is younger than my mum, my uncle is way younger than my aunty and my brother is younger than his wife. Me and my best friends have a running joke that we always fancy hot, younger guys (We’ll always have a thing for fresh-faced indie boys, God love ’em). ) and thought I’d increase my age limit to 39 to see if there were any silver foxes about. You could smell the desperation through the phone – it was like they had their mum breathing down their necks asking for grandkids.
Similar to their younger male counterparts, younger women have reflected this interest in older men.
Women between 20 and 29 years old desire men who are up to 10 years their senior and no younger than up to three years.
Partly because the current financial climate doesn’t allow the latter, but also because I enjoy my freelance, nomadic lifestyle.