Interestingly, the same survey showed that “One in three people think a bit of immaturity helps in bonding well with children,” and I concur.
Rather than allow that to make a case for older men being great fathers to infants, that should make the case for young women of childbearing age to mate with young men their own age. Young men are encouraged to be a bit more mature, but remain goofy enough to be playful dads, and young women will hopefully be able to retain a life-long partner instead of an aging and eternal player willing to discard her as soon as she turns 40, or one she wants to ditch as soon as she’s old enough to realize what she’s gotten herself into.
I’d always felt pretty mature for my age (as so many women do), and especially in comparison to the guys around me.
I stayed married to my husband for seven years, and by the time our relationship ended, I saw our age difference in a completely different way.
Schwyzer, on the other hand, believes that men are not hardwired to be attracted to younger women.