She divorced her first husband and married Macron 14 years later.The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).
Psychology of dating older women
In Classical Greece, men would typically marry around the age of thirty, and would take wives in their mid-teens, around half their age.
Men in positions of prestige or power have often taken young women as lovers or wives.
Other reasons behind this trend According to Tessina, other reasons underlying this expansion of everyone's dating choices include: But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
"Humans are relatively flexible species," Michael R. D., a psychologist in the department of communications at the University of Louisville, tells Web MD. You can override a lot of biology in pursuit of other goals." Interestingly, Cunningham did an unpublished study of 60 women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who were shown pictures of men aged to those decades.
In other words if a man told you that he is attracted to an older woman because of sexual desire then know that there is another underlying reason apart from sexual attraction.
(see also How psychological factors affect sexual desire) The man who says so wont be lying because he simply might not be aware of the fact that sexual desire can be a tool his subconscious mind uses to help him reach a bigger goal.
Their sentiments represent a very large proportion of the opinions we heard expressed. When I saw her, I thought she was just the perfect woman for me and I was sure about that.
The scientific data are scant, but anecdotally at least, it appears that the ‘cougar’ phenomenon—relatively older women choosing sexual relationships with younger men—is experiencing a flowering of sorts.
Similarly, women of influence have also initiated relationships with younger men.
Editor's note: Emmanuel Macron is a favorite to win the French presidential election this Sunday, but he's making headlines for more than his political success.
It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.