Double standards and dating go together like loneliness and Tinder, selfies and sadness, Adele and crying.
The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.
But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
Instead, he fell in love with a woman eight years older, an age difference that has provided far more benefits than challenges — except for one thing."When she'd start to talk about Duran Duran or Erasure, I was like, 'What are you talking about?
'" said Charlie Capen, now 31 and married to Avara, 39, for eight years.
Just remember, there are some pitfalls to dating outside your age group.
After a series of quotes and anonymous interviews, I’ve compiled a totally stereotypical list of generalized pros and cons to dating a younger man. “ I like that we can have sex in the morning, go on a freakin’ three-hour “nature” hike, and he’s still down for more when we get home. ” While younger men say that they enjoy the confidence and maturity in an older partner, vitality is listed as one of the main reasons women enjoy relationships with younger men.Tessina, Ph D, a licensed family therapist in practice in Long Beach, Calif., and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, tells Web MD.For their part, the men like the sophistication and life success of their older mates, she explains.Maybe you never thought of yourself as one, until you caught the eye of a younger guy and wanted to run your tongue along his jawline. With many famous women like Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and Cameron Diaz all joining the Cougar Club, older women dating younger men is becoming more common and nothing to be ashamed of.While you don’t necessarily have to become the Madonna of your neighborhood, these sexy pairings can be a lot of fun for an established woman such as yourself!Aside from light teasing about divergent pop culture references, and occasional jokes that Avara will trade Charlie in for a younger model, the age gap barely registers in their romance, even as society still looks askance at the pairing of an older woman with a younger man. Robinson's day — Hollywood's proud examples include Mariah Carey (10 years older than her husband, actor Nick Cannon), Julianne Moore (nine years older than her husband, director Bart Freundlich), and Geena Davis (15 years older than her husband, plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy) — studies show people disapprove of age gap relationships in general and especially those in which the woman is older, which they deem most likely to fail.