Sex in the City really could have been called Cougar in the City.An older woman dating a younger man is just a TV fantasy, it happens in the real world too.But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.Sam Owen, Elites Singles Partner psychologist, believes "young men nowadays probably also recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option."The dating website analyzed the upper and lower age search limits for more than 450,000 of its members to reveal the age of a man and a woman’s perfect partner.Nikki, 33 agrees: ‘I pretty much only date younger men now, which I think is to do with my lifestyle choices of travelling and doing seasonal work.‘I currently have a boyfriend who is seven years younger than me, and so far so good.
Women between 20 and 29 years old desire men who are up to 10 years their senior and no younger than up to three years.Mariah Carey, 42, has had twins with Nick Cannon–that’s a 10-year age gap. But top of the tree, as ever, is Madonna, 53, who is at least considering a marriage proposal from her 24-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat.But no one raises an eyebrow at a 29-year age gap any more. There’s on television and dating sites like Cougar The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.