“We have actually tried to capitalize on the cougar trend, and it didn’t really work for us,” one organizer told the Globe. “Any sexual choice mechanism that preferred infertile individuals to fertile individuals would have died out in one generation,” writes evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller in his book “The Mating Mind.” We live in a society in which delayed marriage, easy divorce and the insistence of feminism (at least in its naive, popular form) that the two sexes are identical in every respect have led many women to assume that their value in the sexual marketplace will never diminish and that young men will perceive them as something other than all-too-willing receptacles for easy, no-strings recreational sex.That finding wouldn’t surprise evolutionary psychologists. It’s a central truth of the discipline that men typically find women in their early 20s far more physically attractive than their older sisters, and for good reason: The early 20s are the years of a woman’s maximum fertility, to which males are hard-wired by evolution to respond. Life is unfair, and there are sexual advantages, you may have observed, to being as gorgeous as Demi Moore. One thing to be said for “Cougar Town” (and this is why feminists hate it) is that it doesn’t fall into that trap.Check out some of our favourites: Online dating advice: Kate Taylor - Seven Steps To The Perfect First Email Mind, body and soul: Lara Loveless - 5 Ways To Improve Your Dating Success Without Actually Dating Insights into the dating world: Laura Yates - Eliminating Game Playing In Dating Exciting and interesting date ideas: Seb Goshawk - Our Top Free Dating Ideas In London Keep up to date with all the latest articles over at the Match dating blog and make sure you’re as ready to start meeting new people!How to get the most of a dating website: If you’re just starting out on your dating journey, looking for helpful tips and advice or simply curious about dating you’ve come to the right place!If you need to take a new snap, get hold of a smartphone and follow these tips to ensure you’re looking your best.
Here’s a few pointers and helpful reminders to get you started:1.“There’s a corresponding name for single males who prefer to date younger females,” Ms. There’s only one problem with this rosy outlook on older woman/younger guy relationships, and it’s, um, men.The Boston Globe recently reported on a speed-dating organizer’s efforts to set up events aimed specifically at women of a certain age and the 20-ish men who supposedly can’t get enough of them.Get dating advice and anecdotes from our very own Match bloggers on all things relationships!Our writers explore and prepare you for the thoughts and feelings we all experience on our dating journey to keep things fun and interesting.