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Tinder has seen a spike in women seeking younger men as romantic partners.
The dating app has revealed that female-identifying users on the site are actively looking for a more youthful other half, with mentions of 'younger man' in their bio on the up by 70 percent in the past year.
In fact, almost half of female-identifying users on the platform have matched with a male-identifying partner younger than them in the past month.
Men also don’t seem to be bothered by the age difference between potential partners on the app anymore, with an increase of 35 percent in mentions of wanting an 'older girl' in their own bios.
This kind of relationship dynamic has also been seen in the limelight, with the likes of Kim Kardashian going Instagram official with her younger beau Pete Davidson, and Britney Spears recently tying the knot with Sam Asghari, who is 13 years younger than her.
Tyla asked a dating expert, Rachael Lloyd, for her take on the spike in varying age-difference relationships on the app.
“As women are becoming increasingly liberated and financially independent there is likely to be a tangible decline in choosing same-age or older partners. Historically, with the cost of living, it was important for women to date relatively mature men if they wished to buy a house or create a family.
“But nowadays, younger women, in particular, do not look to a male partner to provide the same level of financial benefits,” Rachael, who is a relationship expert at eharmony, told us.
“They are more single-minded, as demonstrated by the increasing number of women choosing to have children without a partner.
“In addition, cultural influencers are mirrored in the behaviour of singles in the dating pool. Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian have chosen younger partners, potentially because they come with less emotional baggage. Madonna happily dates Gen Z boyfriends at the age of 63.
She continued: “The sexist stigma around so-called ‘toyboys’ has diminished, and this can only be a good thing. Let’s face it, famous men like Rod Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp have been dating much younger women without judgement for decades.”
Despite age no longer being a factor in people’s relationships, people have been sharing their biggest icks when it comes to dating.
Many are sharing on social media the hilarious reasons why they’ve been turned off by someone they previously fancied in a series of statements all starting: "She's a ten but...". You can read more on that trend here.
Featured Image Credit: Alamy/@kimkardashian/Instagram
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