Everyone knows the common cliché of a 40 or 50 year old man dating a young woman 10 or 20 years younger. And if mentalities are changing (fortunately) fast enough, stereotypes still die hard, even in 2022. However, just like Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling or Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, it seems that more and more women are overturning these codes, and that’s good: according to a recent study, women actually prefer men … younger. This should definitely shake up the trends..
Men would be more likely to claim their youth
Today, the roles seem to be reversed as more and more women show themselves on the arm of a younger man. According to a study conducted by Tinder, more than 45% of users worldwide would have met a younger man in May and June, and mentioning only “younger man” in their Tinder bio would have increased by 70% among men between May 2021 and May 2022.
Conversely, and this is where it’s quite funny, it is the mention of “elderly woman” which has increased by 35% in the biographies of users over this same period. Age would therefore no longer be a barrier to relationships, and this is excellent news for all those who were previously afraid of aging.
women prefer younger men
Since the health crisis which prompted us to change our habits, our ways of creating links and meeting people, the users questioned confided that they now had an easier time accepting the differences they might have with their partner. , which also includes age.
A 2016 INSEE study had also shown that women with a spouse younger than them were more and more numerous, and this is reassuring because mentalities are changing. Today, women want to break taboos. They therefore do not hesitate to separate, to divorce when the relationship no longer suits them, without feeling ashamed or embarrassed as was the case for previous generations.
Couples also appear much more easily despite their age difference, whereas it could be even more difficult before, especially when the man was younger than his partner. By turning to younger men, women run away from the patriarchal figure and make choices that are simply much more relevant to them.
What is reassuring is that women therefore feel freer to act as they wish, without fear of breaking taboos, without embarrassment and by following their desires more than by simply relying on a figure that doesn’t really mean much…
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