However, regardless of what culture you come from, it is considered acceptable – if not – for the man to be older than the woman.
In 1989, in what was probably the largest study on the issue of age gap in relationships, David Buss surveyed people from 37 cultures and 6 continents.
He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
I’m talking about dating older men 7 to 25 years their senior.
Despite how common younger women dating older men is, it is still a bit taboo.
That is, unless you just assume she is his daughter.
Let’s be clear here: when I say “dating older men,” I am not referring to Anna Nicole Smith and her “elderly oil tycoon” J. Nor am I talking about older men taking advantage of naïve 18-year old girls because they are easy to impress and fall prey to seduction tricks.