Older women dating younger men success stories
Charlie Capen said he and his wife have a gallows humor about that, riffing off the fact that women on average live four years longer than men."Now we're more on even ground," he said.
Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).
That study, conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany, which analyzed data from 2 million Danish couples, was published in 2010 in the journal Demography.According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.Fading taboo Though the double standard persists, acceptance has come a long way.A 2003 AARP study found 34 percent of women older than 40 were dating younger men, with 8 percent seeing men 10 or more years younger.
Same goes when it's an older man and younger woman.