Dating older women in high school
In addition, applicants provide open-ended answers about their dating history, interests, hobbies, activities, and partner preferences.
Other items probe when they are the happiest, what makes them a “good catch,” and what is the first thing visitors notice when they enter into the applicants’ residence. In the final tally, sample included 123 blind dates. They compared the ratings of the dates when the man was older than the woman with the ratings when the woman was older than the man.
The thing is for me and a good number of my male friends, many older women were those who we would look to in terms of our dream dates and fantasies.
We probably didn't think that we could take those feeling anywhere though for fear of being out of step with societal norms and the prospect of having any chance of hooking up dashed because we were considered too junior and "not cool".
Perhaps as women earn more money (i.e., they have their own resources), age matters less.And in a 1993 study that analyzed over 1,000 personal ads, researchers found that women typically sought older men, and men typically sought younger women.Similarly, in a 1994 study using a nationally representative sample of single Americans younger than 35, the results revealed that women were significantly more willing than men to marry someone older by five years; conversely, men were significantly more willing than women to marry someone who was younger by five years.(Couples who were the same age were not included in this analysis). For sample, there were significantly more couples in which the man was older as opposed to the woman being older, 133 and 56 pairs, respectively.
And although this finding was not statistically significant, the ratings of the dates were opposite to the predicted direction.As the investigators note, more research is needed. We often felt that older women (even if by on a year or two) was a bit of a taboo.