In general, dating games are rather boring to a guy who’s probably had his fair share.This alone is a reason why I refuse to go back into the dating pool with guys my own age. When I’m out, the guys I seem to attract are generally in their mid- to late-30s. To find out why, I asked a straight twentysomething male friend, who pointed out that younger guys are simply intimidated.When I first started dating my boyfriend, it threw me off when he didn’t text me, but—wait for it— instead.And continued to call when he said he would and replied to messages fairly quickly.I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.Evolutionary psychologists say that relationships like this often occur because while fertility lasts only from puberty to menopause in women, it starts at puberty and can extend long into midlife for lots of men.