“The younger person tends to be in awe of you because you have more life experience and a lot of the things that maturity brings, like power and money,” she says.“And it’s fun to share those things, to not only be a lover but a mentor.” A lack of life experience can be both a blessing and a curse, though. Plus, there’s that whole sexual-compatibility thing. “If we can believe that nugget that women and men hit their sexual primes at different times, then a 25-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman is the best of all possible worlds,” she says.
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“He had a body like the guy from that Diet Coke commercial,” she says.
“We’re talking enormous amounts of sexual energy.” Roberta, a 50-something marketing director from Long Island, says she experienced that energy when she became involved with a 27-year-old she met at a karaoke bar (she was 44 at the time).
To tell men NOT to feel this way would be akin to telling them not to breathe.
Now, I don’t always agree with all of the conclusions that Rudder draws from his Ok Cupid data.
Once upon a time, he was trying to illustrate why free dating sites were “better” than paid dating sites, but it was clear that he was advocating for Ok Cupid.