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Age, Gender and Dating

Updated on May 8, 2020

Everyone will get to the age where they question their sexuality. There are many articles and studies that have statistically shown a precise age in each gender that determines this. It sounds odd to some but many who are gay know this reality at a very young age. So what happens when you’re older and become more sexual than when you were a teenager?

Studies have shown that males in their ages of 17 through early 20’s experience the highest levels of sexual desire. Females will experience this at a much later time in life; such as their 40’s and 50’s. Of course there will always be people who will debate those statistics.

So, here is when all the relationship issues come about. You will have an older man who dates a younger woman/man; why? Is it just for sex? According to statistics men of an older age won’t have the stamina a younger man does. So it's lead to believe it's a midlife crisis attraction? Therefore seeking a younger partner reminding him of his youth. These men need to feel satisfaction that a man of such age with a young female or male feels like “he still got it.” Whatever the case may be there will be times when it just comes down to who the woman or man is.

Sex in your 40’s and 50’s isn’t a done deal the way the media has made it out to be. So many commercials, advertisements, magazines, movies and studies have labeled it to be “troublesome.” There have also been “made for television movies on how an older woman seduces a young teenager.” Why because they make the character to be a mentally sick individual. When in reality there are many women who just happen to fall for a younger man.

When an older man is in a relationship with a younger woman it is applauded by his peers. When an older woman is in a relationship with a younger man it is frowned upon. Why? Why as a society are relationships labeled? Some women and men most likely feel good at having someone younger than them satisfy them in every way possible. It can range from a platonic friendship or a sexually intense relationship. If an older man chooses to be with a younger male/female or vice versa. Who are we to judge anyone’s happiness?

I strongly believe that a woman in her midlife age is very in tune with her sexuality. If she is comfortable with being involved with a younger man or woman; more power to her. The same goes for an older man with a younger woman or man.

The reality of indulging yourself sexually with your partner; whatever age or gender they are (as long as it’s legal) is your choice and no one else. Relationships that are mentally, emotionally and physically happy are the best to be involved in and should carry no shame.

So if you’re 40, 50 or 60 and involved with someone half your age and you’re happy; ignore the world, age is just a number, Be happy with any gender of your choice, embrace it; own it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Lynn Rocha

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