Whilst still packed with hidden meaning, ‘sugar daddy’ isn’t nearly as derogatory as its big-cat counterpart.
Instead it’s a jocular reaffirmation of man’s traditional role as father-figure and provider of material wealth (and woman’s role as recipient).
After pulling data from the National Survey of Family Growth, the Canadian initiative found that approximately 13 percent of sexually active women between 35 and 44 have slept with a man at least 5 years their junior.
Not only did they discover that middle aged women who’d been previously married were more likely to seek a younger mate, they also showed that older woman/younger man relationships are rarely brief flings (on average they last for 2 years).
The chances are that a younger man hasn’t had the time to accumulate the emotional baggage that comes with growing old either.
If you’re struggling for ideas, there’s a slew of blogs and websites that testify to the plus sides for both women and men.In their 2006 study, Sandra Caron, Mary Logue and Nichole Proulx interviewed eight married couples where the wife was between 10 to 17 years older than the husband.Their findings revealed that whilst both partners were content with their relationship, they still worried about how others judged them.Why is it still such a sensational topic and what are the perks (and pitfalls) of entering into partnership where age knows no bounds?famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.