Dating A Younger Guy May Boost A Woman’s Career, New Study Shows, And More Fascinating Facts About Women Who Date Younger Men
by KRISTINE FELLIZAR for Bustle Magazine
In a new study released by ToyboyWarehouse.com, a dating site catered to women seeking younger men, it was found that women who date younger guys are more likely to have better career success. These women were found to be more likely to hold a top ranking position at work. In fact, about one in two women who were dating younger men were found to have managerial roles, while only 33 percent of those positions go to women overall.
Back when I was a freshman in college my sorority “Big Sis,” who was pushing super-senior status at the time, finally dumped her no-good jerk boyfriend and was ready to put herself back in the game. After a few short lived moments of toying around with several rebound options, she quickly settled into a new relationship. One day when we were hanging out, she proudly told me, “Little, I am officially a cougar.” In the back of my mind, I was thinking how old could this kid be? After all, at the time, she was only 22. Turns out, he was an 18-year-old sophomore who was the complete opposite of her crazy ex, as well as completely wrapped around her finger. Which is probably one of the reasons why she suggested that I date younger guys. Again, at the time I was a freshman in college so dating younger guys would consist of me creeping around junior high schools. Needless to say, I passed on that. But my Big Sis may have been on to something. Maybe there’s a good reason why many women date younger men.
Women who date younger men don’t need to play the, “When is he going to make the first move?” game. In fact, as the survey found, 65 percent said they regularly reached out to men first, and we’re just as likely to seek out sex in new relationships aside from love.
According to Tina B. Tessina, PhD, psychotherapist, author of The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty, ”There is a role reversal of sorts going on, women are more powerful, and may want men who are younger and therefore, more flexible — men who can let the woman’s career and lifestyle be more important. Because of careers and freedom issues, women are exercising more choice.”
So, now we know that being a cougar can do wonders for your career. Here are some things you should know about dating younger men from various experts:
1. Settling Down With A Younger Guy Can Actually Shorten Your Life
2. It Can Do Wonders For A Woman’s Self-Esteem
3. Women Over 40 Are Lax on STIs
4. It’s Empowering
5. The Age Gap Brings Up Social And Financial Differences
6. Older Women More Sexual Than You Think
Much has been said about sex getting better with age. The truth is, it probably does, and there is a biological reason behind it. A 2010 University of Texas-Austin study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that as a woman’s fertility decreases, her sexual activity increases. According to the study, women with lower fertility were more likely to have frequent sexual fantasies, have more of an active sex life and were much more willing to have a one-night stand and casual sex.
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