Not surprisingly, the wider the age gap, the wider the controversy. If you're a dad with a 20-something-year-old daughter, how would you handle your little darling dating someone your own age? Worse yet, if she brings him over for dinner or to the family bbq?
What's driving these hook ups lopsided by age? Is there an element of perversion? An aligning of planets given that girls mature faster than boys? Or is this trend fueled by one's instinct to nurture or be nurtured? Are there simply more benefits dating someone much older or much younger?
Understanding Young Women
It's been well established that women are attracted to older guys. That's not to say that it's common for a 25-year-old girl to date a 60-year-old man. What is common though, is for 20-year-old women to date men in their 30s, and 30-year-old women to date men in their 40s, and so on. What causes women to behave in this manner?
Many young and modern women shun the thought of adopting the role as a mother figure and household provider. Having said that, instinct, be it maternal or a call by mother nature, plays a significant role in eventually gravitating a woman toward finding a husband or companion to be.
Like any young person, young women generally go through a stage of sowing their wild oats, living carefree and for the moment. Although this attitude does seem to have a much shorter shelf life for women than it does for men…
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