Young adult women typically have more of a need for connection.
They don't mind the power inequity, while men who are closer to my age feel the need to battle for the position." — Paula, 673.When it comes down to it, a younger woman satisfies one of the most basic human needs: connection.(I talk about this more in my book, .)This is a need that is different for men and women at different stages in their lives.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.Moreover, says Winter, women have experienced a significant financial and status shift over the past half-century."When women as a group are able to have their own economic and social standing and have a power base, they are now able to pick the man that they want rather than having to choose the man to support them and give them social status," Winter explains.These are all the stereotypical reasons people tend to think older men love to date younger women.And while these things may be true for some men, the attraction is a little more complicated than that.Or should we take a lesson from Demi and avoid robbing cradles? They're Not As Independent"Most of my ex's were younger.We asked 10 women to tell us what they learned from dating a younger guy. In my opinion, it never turned out well because they were intimidated by where I was in life in comparison ... They never took the initiative, or showed confidence.