When it comes to young women dating older men, almost everyone has an idea what is an “acceptable” age gap.

Sure, you might claim that “love is all that matters,” but you will probably still turn up your nose when you see a 20-something year old with an aging geezer.

That is, unless you just assume she is his daughter.

I guess all cultures think that “women mature faster than men.”That leads us to the question of Other studies show an even larger preferred age gap between men and women.

A 5-month study by a dating site which buys and sells first dates found the preferred age gap to be 6 years.

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.

You Tango phrased it a bit more nicely by saying “women choose men who offer resources and stability.”Don’t believe money has something to do with it?

Just consider what this study found: This doesn’t mean you should assume that every woman dating an older man is a gold digger.

He has more energy — and his influence might make you healthier and more productive. on a lazy Sunday, but he wants to get up, make eggs, run some errands at Home Depot, and have sex with you for 1,000 hours and/or until your vagina Can't Even. And we both know you can use some positivity in your life.

Unless he's had an especially soul-crushing unpaid internship, he's probably got some beautiful illusions about his promising place in the workforce. Not only has he got the energy thing on his side, but it's unlikely that he'll be a selfish lover. And rather than this being intimidating, it turns him on. With a younger dude, there is less of a chance of getting damaged goods — a guy fresh off a broken-off engagement, for instance, or finding an old live-in ex-girlfriend's body wash (Cookie dough? RELATED: 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Twentysomething 19 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Just Got Dumped Follow Anna on Twitter.

In every culture, the men preferred younger women (2.66 years) and the women preferred older men (3.42 years).

More recent studies, like the one by University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, have found the same preference across cultures worldwide.

Hence, the phrase “men get better with age.” We won’t talk about what happens to women as they age here…Today, men don’t have to go out and hunt food. So, the “security” that women seek is mostly thought to mean money.