The Main Reasons Why Older Men Go for Younger Women

It's all about the trophy around your arm.

It doesn’t take an anthropologist to figure out why Hugh Hefner surrounded himself with young, buxom bunnies. For millennia, men have wanted to date, court, and/or marry younger women. Even today there are still plenty of couples with a huge age gap between them.

When most of us see a 50-year-old man walking down the street arm in arm with a 22-year-old woman, we might make the assumption that he’s a sugar daddy. We make the judgement that he’s established and wealthy and she’s a sexy ingenue that’s used more for eye candy than discussing the ideas of Immanuel Kant. But is that always the case with a relationship between an older man and younger woman?

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