Why do men like younger women?

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asked May 18, 2015 in Relationships by francisca (970 points)
It seems like all of the men prefer to date younger women, and you always hear older men talking about how hot young women are or see them flirt with them despite the age difference. This stereotype is everywhere, from movies to songs to just passing interaction on the street. Women don’t appear to be more attracted to either younger, older, or same age men, so why do men typically like younger women more?

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answered May 22, 2015 by Mariah (970 points)
Like you said it is such a stereotype, not every single man out there likes dating younger women, ok? Ask female friends of yours, see whether they like younger women or not. Btw, how could a teen boy date a girl even younger?? So, your question should really be “why do OLD men like younger woman?”
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answered May 23, 2015 by suffreny (860 points)
Men experience attraction on a more physical level. I recently had this discussion about men liking younger women with a male friend of mine. His explanation was that men have stronger physical attractions that are the basis for their feelings, where women tend to have feelings for someone because of their personality and character, although physical attraction is still a somewhat important element.

Men typically pursue women that they find more attractive, and unfortunately as people age a lot, they become less attractive by nature than they were when they were younger. Just because a man gets older doesn’t mean he suddenly finds older women closer to his age more attractive. His tastes and preferences will still remain the same as they always have, and younger women are more physically appealing than older women. Men that like younger women do so because they are closer to his ideal of physical beauty.
commented Jun 1, 2015 by charell (580 points)
Agree with this answer to why do men like younger women.
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answered May 22, 2015 by celeste (740 points)
Gender roles make men feel like they should be the protector in a relationship. Men like younger women because it appeals to their sense of dominance and active role as protector, and they feel more fulfilled in a relationship when they can act as the protector and prime care-giver, and younger women give off the impression that they need someone to look after them. When a man is older than the woman he is interested in, there is a sense of dominance because he has more life experience and is seen as a more authoritative and respected figure in society the older he gets.
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answered Feb 13, 2016 by blondie (140 points) 1 flag
No they only want to make sure they couldn't get it up for a young chick to prove it to themselves they could do it how insecure can it be there a lot of middle-aged women who keep themselves very attractive that's just a damn lame excuse
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answered Mar 14, 2016 by sharpyshow (250 points)
It's an evolutionary thing. Younger women are fertile. That's why their most appealing when they're young. You can't make babies with an old maid. Even if you're not trying to make babies, that's still the way the biology works.
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