Older man dating younger woman slang
They may seek the sexual vigor of the young, which partners of their own age group may no longer possess.Younger partners, on the other hand, may be seeking a parent figure, or just somebody to provide life guidance.Some older partners may seek the connection with the culture of youth, maintaining a connection with the fashion, the music, the media which their age group has ostensibly outgrown.They view the generation gap as an obstacle to overcome, especially if they feel they have "missed out".
There are many factors which draw both young and old into such age-disparate relationships.
This phenomenon is colloquially called "gold digging" when it involves a strictly mercenary attitude about money.
Older partners may seek the youth which has escaped them.
Historically, unequal pairings are quite common, if not the rule.
In Classical Greece, men would typically marry around the age of thirty, and would take wives in their mid-teens, around half their age.
Age disparity in extreme cases may be seen as dysfunctional (a paraphilia) if such relationships are pursued to the exclusion of all others and to the detriment of the partners.