Men are still programmed to sexually desire young women, but that desire isn’t bearing fruit due to contraception.
As a result, according to Fieldman, "it’s very possible that a new selective process will be take place", albeit one which may take hundreds if not thousands of years.
Which brings us back round to the caveman hypothesis.
If men are always programmed to find women in their mid-twenties attractive – if only to pass on their genes – doesn’t this deal a blow to the idea of monogamy?
The study of 12,656 Finns also affirmed that both younger and older men veered towards women of this age.
Which begs the question: why are men so obsessed with twentysomething women? Buss is an Evolutionary Psychologist and author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating.
That is rape in any language and has nothing to do with dating.As Buss admits, in the modern environment, "these preferences may indeed lead to problems." Independent Psychologist Dr George Fieldman agrees: "As long as the most fecund women of the population are in their mid twenties we will always see this sexual attraction," Fieldman warns.‘[However] the sex drive evolved in a contraception free environment.We both suspected the age difference might be significant, but avoided the topic for as long as possible. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threw “bunga bunga” parties while in office. Having said that, a guy at 41 squiring a woman of 23 is far more controversial than a 71-year-old man dating a 53-year-old woman. There is an unofficial rule that exists, even though nobody seems to know where it originated. A 40-year-old should stick with someone at least 27.