These findings may account for the phenomenon that men typically prefer and mate with women younger than themselves, whereas women usually desire and mate with men older than themselves (Buss 1989; Kenrick & Keefe 1992)" (emphasis mine). Note that in addition to concluding that "offspring count ...increased the younger the female partner was compared to the male," the authors stipulate that they only included couples who "did not change their partner (i.e.
Ryan actually misses the better, simpler darwinian argument: Age alone should be a single, easily observable, decent proxy for male fitness in primitive environments.During the prehistoric times over which humans evolved, a male who made it to 25-30 (maybe 35?A man in his 40s who wants to date women in their 20s is making the same calculation as the man who pursues a 'mail-order bride' from a country with less egalitarian values.It's about the mistaken assumption that younger women will be more malleable." Ouch. Schwyzer somehow knows Depp's not attracted to his 27-year-old girlfriend because she's interesting, smart, has a great sense of humor, and is clearly hot (i.e." I suppose this is an interesting if impractical question.
(Ain't gonna happen, Hugo.) Before getting too far into the weeds of this thought experiment, Schwyzer makes it clear that he's not talking about pedophiles or other obvious creeps; he's talking about men like Johnny Depp, who is apparently dating a woman in her late 20s, while he's just hit the big 5-0. The study Schwyzer cites actually says the opposite of what he thinks it does.He's responding to "evolutionary hardwiring"), he's into her because she's powerless and he's intimidated by less "malleable" women of his own age. Read em and weep: "Men who chase younger women aren't eroticizing firmer flesh as much as they are a pre-feminist fantasy of a partner who is endlessly starry-eyed and appreciative." So here's the moral of the story: Old losers like Johnny Depp are too weak-willed to pick on someone their own age, so they chase younger women who will put up with their bullsh*t because the poor young things don't know any better and couldn't do anything about if they did. A quick perusal of Amber Heard's Wikipedia page suggests that if old Johnny's expecting malleable, starry-eyed, and appreciative, he's got another thing coming.Turns out, Miss Heard is a big fan of Ayn Rand, guns, and other women.Taking apart anything Hugo says is just a waste of time.He's fixated on a few themes (that meet the expectations of his feminist overlords), and he knows some big words, but he couldn't reason his way out of a wet paper bag. Don Steele, who was a proponent of Nathaniel Brandon, elucidated older man-younger women pairing psychology in his classic "How to Date Young Women for Men Over 35, Volumes I and II".the other parent) between the birth of their first and last child..." So Schwyzer's contention that there is no evolutionary basis underlying this attraction, expressed as reproductive pay-off, is not supported by the only study he cites.