The phenomenon of younger/older couples dating is relatively new, and due no doubt to the advent of Internet dating, as well as the new mainstream popularity of May-December relationships, thanks to some well-publicized celebrity couples. Whereas years ago, such a relationship might be seen as taboo, now it is relatively commonplace.
It’s easy to see why the attraction is there; it is instinctively alluring, as older singles take on the role of mentor for younger singles. Younger men may like the challenge of an older woman, or may relate more to an older woman’s intelligence. Similarly, a younger woman may find older men intellectually stimulating, and more confident and worldly-wise than guys her own age.