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I am dating a much younger man

He’s my soul mate, my best friend, and I couldn’t live a day without him.

A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.

However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.

What is the equivalent of "cougar" for a man who has a younger partner?

(Correct: there isn’t one.)So, after grappling with my own insecurities and the societal taboos, there were also the judgments of friends and family.

This affirms the stereotype that younger women do seek older men because they tend to be emotionally mature, have more financial freedom, and have an established career that lets them devote more time to a relationship and fatherhood.

Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.

According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.

The biological theory has always been men prefer younger women because they are likely to bear more children, while women prefer older men because they offer resources and stability.

The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.

This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.

But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.