Proper dating age difference
Maybe, but I suspect another dynamic is at work: Women don't want to feel maternal about a lover, nor do they want to see themselves as a mother figure in a lover's eyes.
This aversion may have stopped some women cold who were hot for younger men.
And both you and your 11th-hour soulmate will congratulate yourselves for having the gumption to step off the cakewalk of same-age coupling.
You don't hear as much about what I refuse to call "cougars": women substantially older than their male partners.
Could it be that men prize youth and beauty more highly than women do?
They may impugn the motives of the younger person ("Gold digger!
"), or imply that it's all about sex ("You sly devil, you!
The rule, whose origins remain mysterious, has been passed down through generations as a way of justifying or, more commonly, pouring scorn on other people’s couplings.