Cougar dating psychology
Moreover, regardless of the age, men seem to be more strongly drawn to these relationships at the start because of physical attraction.The rise of older woman-younger man relationship celebrates the beauty of the aging woman and her active role and power in society.
A scientific study, published last week, warned that such females face a lower life expectancy, although the big surprise is that any research was necessary. Yet things had started out so hopefully for this shiny new social demographic.The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.According to the Office for National Statistics, the percentage of women marrying a significantly younger man doubled in the last quarter of the 20th century. The etymology of the word "cougar" as applied to sex‑hungry older women is uncertain – most accounts trace it to a bar in Canada – but it didn't take long for umbrage to be taken.
In 1963, 64 per cent of British marriages were between partners of the same age or involving an older man. The term, ripe with overtones of ravening, alley-cattish, one-pounce-and-you've-had-it promiscuity, became a sensitive issue." The cougars, it seemed, were only doing what came naturally.