40 year old woman dating 18 year old
Another says: “A lot of dudes in their 20's do not match up to the expectations set by girls in their 20's. Girls 18-19 tend to have lower expectations.” New York-based psychotherapist Camilla Mager says that while the positive impact on one’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated, these relationships aren't likely to last.
"It is too simple to reduce it to money or sex, but hard not to given the obvious differences in credibility, maturity and beauty.
In some cases, it is likely a defense against aging — a feeling that being with someone so much younger makes one feel younger — and may connect the man to the youth culture of today," Mager says.
"For others, it may be a longing or need to be doted upon and appreciated for their stature and significance.
Thus, the ‘value’ a woman brings is intimately tied to her youth (and beauty, and other markers that have little to do with actual inherent human value).
I thought this was common knowledge,” explains one commenter.In other words, a deep connection on an intellectual level is likely a rare thing, say experts. “One theory proposes that one of the greatest motivators for human behavior is the ‘denial of death’ (the theory proposes that this is why we create art, why we mentor others, etc. Dating a younger woman can help men feel more youthful and help stave off the midlife crisis (when we stop thinking about our lives in terms of time from birth and start thinking about our lives in terms of time till death),” Wright says.