30 year old woman dating 21 year old guy
Some who date only much older people may be seeking a parental figure more than a romantic partner.
The Older Man was also my editor, which added a power imbalance to the mix—a dynamic we all know can be equal parts problematic and irresistible.
But there’s also an undeniable eroticism to youth (duh), hence why the schoolgirl/boy gets its own chapter in the book of pervy cliches.
In an age-gap relationship, you’re trading in different currencies, but each holds its own value.
Men aren’t the only ones who date younger people, though, and the archetype of the “cougar”—an older woman dating a younger man—is rapidly becoming a part of the public consciousness.
Same-sex couples sometimes feature a significant age gap as well.