A recent study out of the U.K. offers some valuable insight as to why an increasing number of older men are dating younger women. Researchers polled 2,000 people over the age of 50 about how satisfied they were with their sex lives. The findings showed that only 22% of respondents were actually happy with the state of their sex life, while over a third admitted to actually being “unhappy” with their sex life.
The study also found that despite so many people being dissatisfied with their sex life, one in three respondents still thought sex was important. This might be why older men are so drawn to dating younger women; they’re not satisfied with their sex life at home, and, because they still place value on sex, they seek out other ways to satisfy their needs. What’s more interesting is that one out of every 10 men who participated in the study said that “having fun” had a lot to do with how much they enjoyed sex. For a lot of older men, that element of fun can come from being with a young, beautiful woman.
That’s not to say that sugar daddy relationships are all about an exchange of sex and money. Yes, that’s part of it, but there also has to be a real relationship in place in order for it to really work. Both parties still need to feel a connection with one another, and affection is still a big part of the equation. More than half of the study’s participants said that the two most important elements of a satisfying sex life were being physically close to each other, and expressing love for each other.
What do you think: Would being unhappy with your sex life at home drive you to seek out satisfaction elsewhere?
“Less than a quarter of over-50s satisfied with their sex life,” Express web site, February 2, 2014; http://goo.gl/kJiQSr.