It's often called "Sugar Daddy Syndrome" others believe the trend has a lot to do with the fact that her father wasn't in the picture that much in the early days.
Opinions vary considerably about the whole concept.
Plus, if older men can date younger women, then why not the other way around? I admired Candace, as she described their relationship, which was based on mutual trust, attraction, and respect, all of which she deserved after the heartache she'd been through with her now ex-husband, refusing to divorce him until the children were grown. He didn't get winded going on 5-mile hikes at her country home, like her overweight jerk of an ex-husband always did. She felt younger with him, more empowered, yet feminine.
That's not to say that it's common for a 25-year girl to date a 60-year-old man.
“I’m not his daughter,” she said as she took my arm and we walked away. So, despite the age gap, something appears to have been right between us.
If you're a dad with a 20 something year old daughter, how would you handle your little darling dating someone who is your own age? An aligning of planets given that girls mature faster than boys?
worse yet, if she brings him over for dinner or to the family bbq? Or is this trend fuelled by one's instinct to nurture or be nurtured?
I was beginning to see the merits of dating a younger man. Candace enjoyed that her young companion regarded her as smarter and more worldly than the less sophisticated, materialistic young women he normally dated.