Gibson, who is 61, is 35 years older than his partner Rosalind Ross, who is Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.
Data seem to support that idea: A AARP survey of about 3, single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men. Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.
But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be? Here are a handful of reasons how:.
You may be more likely to find love Dating a younger person opens an entire demographic that you may have been missing out on, Masini said. You may get a boost of energy Unlike dating an older partner, younger partners may be less inclined to be jaded, and more likely to be open minded and energetic, Masini said.
This type of mentality can not only be refreshing, but it also can help lay the groundwork for a creative and happy relationship. You may gain a parenting partner Believe it or not, younger partners may be more open-minded about the idea of lending a hand in step-parenting your kids, Masini said. Older parents who have their own children, on the other hand, may not want to take on a step-parenting role due to lifestyle preferences or a preoccupation with parenting their own biological youngsters.
You may enjoy the power play Having been out in the world gives older partners a cache that many younger partners love and seek out. The power play can also be appealing.
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