Actor Mel Gibson and partner Rosalind Ross pose at the American Film Institute Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. Gibson, who is 61, is 35 years older than his partner Rosalind Ross, who is 26.
(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.
Also, many of the commonly held beliefs about dating a younger man or woman — for instance, that a junior partner may lack maturity — aren’t true, relationship expert and columnist April Masini told Fox News.
“There are plenty of younger people who are a lot more mature than older men and women, and who are such go-getters that they're more successful than people twice their age,” Masini said.
I remember being a little lamb myself in my mid-twenties.Or if you just want to try dating a younger man, but aren't looking for the long-term, what the heck—enjoy a fling! I've had clients insist they want to date a man much younger.This narrows your options dramatically and can prevent you from finding a good match.Men in their 30's are still about having fun, adventuring, exploring and building their career, and they appreciate a drama free connection with a woman.They don't mind the power inequity, while men who are closer to my age feel the need to battle for the position." — Paula, 673.
But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?