Dating an older woman
“On average, a woman is about 45% more likely to be in a toyboy relationship if, relative to her partner, she is more educated and in a better occupation class,” they write. According to Coles and Francesconi’s model, people choose partners based on fitness (sexual attractiveness and other factors) and “success in the labor market” (having a good job).Because most women have historically had fewer job opportunities, they have chosen partners based on their wealth.
The women who lived the longest were those with husbands around the same age.
But now that women can support themselves, they are using attractiveness as their main criterion.