I've been turned down by many, many, older women. The most common reason they say is that I am just too young. I wonder what they mean by that? Too young for what? Is a big part of it because of how others might perceive you? If it wasn't a social standard, would you be more inclined? Or do younger men legitimately not excite you in any way?
I have dated many older women as well and they seem to really like it, and can tell the difference when we have a conversation.
I also realize some women may say that I am too young just to let me off easy, but really there are other reasons, lets not talk about that though. Thank you!
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I think probably two answers:
- women tend to like men who they perceive as 'mature' financially stable, secure, etc. They also like men to be attractive. So it's more a trade off for them dating older/younger, on average.
- I suspect women anticipate their own beauty and youth as selling points, and feel uncomfortable (or perhaps pessimistic) about going for younger men. This is similar to how men are less likely to approach women who earn more than they do, for instance.2