Dating someone who's got 10, 20, or even 30 years on you might soon become less taboo. That's because there's been a shift in women's attitudes when it comes to older guys. According to new research, we females tend to be attracted to men as old as 55. Whereas, three decades ago, most women wouldn't consider a dude over 45 a catch.
"Older men are now remaining more attractive to women for longer than ever before. They are increasingly seen as eligible, prospective partners rather than old bores with little energy left to catch the female eye," explained a spokeswoman for the British department store that conducted the study, as quoted in The Telegraph.
We want to know why you think this change is occurring. And whether you'd date a much older man. But first we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to treat you to some pictures of good looking men of a certain age. (No, it's not really pertinent to the story, but we figured you deserved a little something' somethin'.) Watch this hilarious video about picking up a guy!
George Clooney, 49
Brett Favre, almost 41 (Check out more hot football players here.)
Benicio del Toro, 43
So, what's the biggest age gap that you think is acceptable? (And no, we're not talking about dating a 16-year old. That's illegal, Bieber fans.) Why do you think women are now attracted to an older set of men?
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