Thursday, December 16, 2010
Or maybe its not me, maybe its just that I happen to be a Twenty-something year old girl.
It's not a novelty that men are attracted to women younger than them, and women are attracted to men who are older than them. Psychology states that women develop emotionally faster than men. Biology states that a woman's ability to reproduce expires way faster than a man, making younger women a prized possession compared to their menopausal elders. To top that off, men tend to place a higher value on physical attractiveness, making the younger woman, once again, the victors in the most desirable demographic race.
Being a Twenty-something, I get that age-lines tend to get blurred. 22 and 28? meh, not that big of a deal. A ten year difference even becomes less of a thing as we all age. But when men in their 50's actively pursue me? Then we have a problem. We've all seen it on T.V. , middle-aged billionaire men who parade women around 20-30 years their junior. Forgive me for being harsh, but it all seems perverted, predatory, and just overall pathetic.
Do you really think that hot brazilian model would be dating that not-so attractive older man (ie. Donald Trump) if he didn't have money? I don't think so.
So what's the root cause of this trend? Is it the age old "women want security, men want to spread their seed" thing, or do many middle-aged men go through a crisis in the life that makes them want to seem like they are still hip and youthful by garnering a younger woman?
I also wonder if more middle-aged men would pursue hot 20 yr old models if they had the money to buy them. In any case, middle-aged men, leave me alone!!