And on average, they had a more generous definition of “too young” than women did.
But on the other hand, men were also attracted to women their own age.
Women I've interviewed between the ages of 40 and 70 largely believe men their age are interested in dating someone their own age.
Studies show older men prefer youth and beauty first for mate selection and women choose men who offer resources and stability.
Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social | Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology | Social psychology: Altruism · Attribution · Attitudes · Conformity · Discrimination · Groups · Interpersonal relations · Obedience · Prejudice · Norms · Perception · Index · Outline Significant age disparity in sexual relationships has been a feature of both heterosexual and same-sex couples in many cultures and societies.
" I suppose this is an interesting, if impractical question.The age difference between the partners yielded a maximum offspring count for men, if the female partner was approximately 6 years younger than the male and for women if the male partner was approximately 4 years older than the female.These findings may account for the phenomenon that men typically prefer and mate with women younger than themselves, whereas women usually desire and mate with men older than themselves (Buss 1989; Kenrick & Keefe 1992)" (emphasis mine). Note that in addition to concluding that "offspring count ...And as they aged, their preferences for a sexual partner matured, too.Basically, the stereotype that older men go for young women is “too crude,” said researcher Jan Antfolk, of Abo Akademi University, in Turku, Finland.“Sure, some older men have a strong preference for clearly younger women, but most tend to also find older women attractive,” Antfolk said.“An interesting finding is that as men age, they become less picky about age,” he added.