Maybe, but I suspect another dynamic is at work: Women don't want to feel maternal about a lover, nor do they want to see themselves as a mother figure in a lover's eyes.
This aversion may have stopped some women cold who were hot for younger men.
Meet Alysha Jeney, a 30-year-old married relationship counselor based in Denver, Colorado.
(Unless, of course, they were named Cher.) But all this prompts a bigger question: Is it smart or stupid to take on a partner 20 years younger once you hit 50, 60 or 70?
The answer to that question may lie in your answers to these: Just as age has its rewards, so do age differences.
They may impugn the motives of the younger person ("Gold digger!
"), or imply that it's all about sex ("You sly devil, you!