An instant climb up the career ladder for him - off the back of my years of hard work.It hardly amounts to gallantry, but I suspect it's quite a common motive, and one we older women should be wary of.'They're always told to be the sort of men women want them to be - providers, committed, solvent, successful - so I like the idea of them going their own way and not playing the game,' he says.'Men are at the height of their personal power when they're single and childless.
There seems to be a growing trend of younger women dating older men, this has been seen among the senior dating trend as well.
Older men are more confident, self-assured, and emotionally stable than the contemporaries of the younger women.
Younger women looking for older men are ready for a more rewarding and fulfilling relationship.
Not so their female counterparts, who by this point are keen to stop wasting time, their biological clocks ticking ever more loudly.
And so, says Smedley, these men go for much younger women who haven't got round to thinking about such things - or women significantly older who 'they still find very attractive' and who have already had children or decided they didn't want them.'Young women often view men as success objects (ie defined and rated by how much they earn and own) - and there's less chance of that with a more mature woman who, chances are, has already attained her own success.