A 2003 study by AARP revealed that 34 percent of all women over 40 in the survey were dating younger men, and 35 percent preferred it to dating older men. 'Societal attitudes have definitely changed,' says Susan Winter, 52, co-author of 'Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance' -- and she would know.
Is an older woman dating a younger man really so scandalous in 2019? One writer ponders the question (and Helena Bonham Carter's new boyfriend).
But the older man-younger woman dynamic generally creates unequal relationships; older women-younger men marriages appear to be much more equal.