I'm curious to hear people's opinions on this. I feel women mostly look for qualities in a guy, like success and stability, that normally just improve with time while men are more fixated on looks, fertility and motherly instincts which normally get worse over time. Wouldn't it make sense for a man to want to date someone younger and a woman to want to date someone older?
No they don't. I think men just tell themselves that to put down women and feel better about themselves. Women care potential not necessarily success and stability itself.
Truth is, most men don't age well. From your 20s it's all down hill, and maybe women are accepting of a few lines and wrinkles, than men but there's only so much. At some point sexual attraction is gone and that's important to a relationship.
Older men gain more status and (hopefully ) are wiser and smarter which makes them somewhat more attractive but physically nah, most of the time they look better younger. Rarely would a man look better in his 40's and up than he did in his 20's and 30's.
Lol that's not true at all. A lot of the guys on here try to make women feel bad in every way possible its not true at all @nalaa has a point. Its all about how the person takes care of themselves and genetics. I've seen men that age horribly even in their mid teens and early 20s they look like shit and I've also seen some girls that are 16-18 that look like 40 year olds. I have seen many spectacular looking women in their 30s, 40s and even 50s though.