Study says women who date younger men have more pleasing relationships

Study says women who date younger men have more pleasing relationships

- Psychologist, Dr Justin Lehmiller, has said women dating younger men are happier and more satisfied

- According to the psychologist, relationships with older women translate to a shift in power

- Also, most men tend to prefer being submissive to powerful women

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Doctor Justin Lehmiller, a sex psychologist, has said women dating younger men turn out to be happier and more satisfied with their relationships.

The doctor added that women who had up to a 10-year gap between them and the people they were dating seemed to be more fulfilled.

Briefly.co.za added a few snaps of celeb couples, whereby the women were older than the men, and they all seem very happy.

The study focused on 200 women in heterosexual relationships and most of the respondents admitted they were driven to stay committed to their partners.

“Why were the older women happier with their relationships? I can’t say with certainty based on my data, but it may be because when the woman is older, it might shift the power dynamic toward greater equality,” the psychologist said.

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Apparently, though not one reason can be pin-pointed to explain the correlation between age and love, Dr Justin believes such relationships promote equality.

To him, when a woman assumes a dominant role in a relationship, lovebirds become happier.

“We know from a lot of research that greater equality in a relationship tends to make couples happier, so perhaps it’s the case that this arrangement is just more equitable,” Dr Justin pointed out.

Surprisingly, most men prefer being submissive and committing to a woman of great power.

Of course older women tend to have more of these characteristics as compared to younger ladies.

“So maybe it is a feeling of empowerment that ultimately underlies older women’s greater feelings of satisfaction—and perhaps that empowerment allows women to get more of what they want, sexually and otherwise,” the psychologist added.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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