They don't merely feel attracted to older women. They are drawn to their maturity, independence, and the confidence with which they carry themselves.
"When they are together, it is almost as if the world doesn’t exist," said Brigitte Macron's daughter about her mother's relationship with French President, Emmanuel Macron, who is 24 years younger than her.
When a man connects with an older woman, age is never a barrier to the deep intimacy that can form between them. Men are not merely attracted to them, but they are drawn towards their maturity, independence, and the confidence with which they carry themselves. And all of it shines in their relationship together. Here's why young men fall in love with older women.
With maturity and better understanding, older women know that different people have different needs. And because of that, men don't feel the need to hide things from them because their partner would be more likely to understand or empathize. "Even if it’s embarrassing, even if you’re shameful, even if you’ve screwed up, be honest," said Hugh Jackman, who's been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 23 years, as reported by Mirror, and share an age gap of around 13 years. "If you can trust each other, that’s better. She knows more about me than anybody else."
Older women are likely to have developed a better grip over themselves and won't let their emotions get ahead of themselves. "It's amazing. There's never any arguing or fights, never any jealousy. She's emotionally mature, so there's never any drama. If there's something we disagree on (which I can't even think of an example for), there's no contention. The emotional maturity is probably one of the most attractive things," wrote Nexus_542 on Reddit about his relationship with a woman who's 25 years older than him.
No matter how old a person gets, there's always room for intimacy. And the passion never fades away when a woman is truly committed to someone at whatever age. Reddit user, HespelerBradley, met his partner when he was 19 and she was 27. He wrote, "Intimacy has never been an issue, in fact, it's getting better with age. We've never had an issue with our differences in age. We've built a pretty great life together that works out of a mutual respect and love for one another."
While younger women might still be figuring out what they want from life, older women are possibly already where they want to be. They might be more flexible and less fussy in the relationship, consequently not putting unrealistic expectations on their partners. "Men increasingly see growing up and settling down as an unnecessary bind and something to be feared," said psychologist Emma Keeble, according to the Daily Mail.
While some may think that it's unusual, others realize that age doesn't matter when it's the personality of someone you fall in love with. "So what? That was my reaction from the beginning, and it’s still my reaction," said Chris Liebsack about his love for his wife who's 7 years older than him, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I judge people more by what they are than by their age."
Older women are confident enough to say what they mean and ask for what they want without feeling the need to play mind games. Michael who shared a love story with Beth, who was about 6 years older than him, said, "A lot of women my age don’t have the foggiest idea of where they’re going in life. They’re fickle because they still think the grass is always greener; they play games because they’re insecure." However, older women are more likely to be open rather than being passive-aggressive about their needs.
Disclaimer: This article is based on facts collated from different sources. The views expressed here are those of the writer.