30 something women dating 20 something
Let’s just say that older sister Karen wasn’t very happy with either of us. Maybe women think men are immature because even at 45, with our receding hair and ever expanding girth, we act like college dudes chasing tail even though we no longer have game.
Yes, men are immature, but only because women let us be immature. Since we were wee lads, girls have always discriminated against younger boys in school. As a result of our consistent rejections by “older” women, we don’t like dating older women.
According to a recent survey of adult sexual behavior, men over the age of 40 were two to three times more likely to report a lack of sexual interest compared to men under the age of 30.
American journalist Kate Bolick wrote recently in The Atlantic about breaking off her three-year relationship with a man she described as ”intelligent, good-looking, loyal and kind”. I see a poetic yet depressing symmetry in this: the women who rejected the introverted, budding alpha in their 20s now seek them in their 30s—but can’t have them because they’re dating younger, more attractive versions of themselves. Courtship really is a petri dish of evolutionary psychology.So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.(Guys, if you’re reading this…get in touch if you want to share!