If something is not working, an older guy is going to address it, and if things are working great, he’s going to move the relationship forward without needing to be pushed.
They are also more interested in starting a family: An analysis of 10,000 men and women found that men who had partners six years younger than themselves had the greatest number of children (an average of 2.2 children per couple).
Dating an older man can have some pretty great benefits.
There are also, however, some drawbacks to be aware of.
(Just look at Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, Katie Couric, Kate Hudson, and countless others.) But the reality is that numerous studies—including a recent Finnish study of more than 12,000 people—have revealed that a lot of younger women do in fact prefer their romantic matches to be older.
They know to be honest about their expectations from the start and to respond to the wants and needs of the women in their lives.
"Women, on average, are interested in same-aged to somewhat older men than themselves, and this pattern displays itself across the entire lifespan." (Meanwhile, men are attracted to younger women as sexual partners, the scientists argue, for fertility reasons.) Beyond the science, there are plenty of great reasons why women should find dating men above their age bracket more appealing.
In fact, there are 15 that immediately come to mind. They’ve gotten over youthful insecurities and are more likely to exude that easy comfort that creates a fun atmosphere and boosts the confidence of those around them, including the women they date.
He’s spent years establishing himself and surrounding himself with nice things—which a woman who he dates can enjoy along with him.
A 2010 study from Scottish psychologists found that even financially independent women preferred older men in part because they had more time to accumulate wealth. Census Bureau, Americans’ average net worth skyrockets from ages 35–44 to 45–54 (and jumps again the next decade).