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(Not that there's anything wrong with that.) But if these trends hold true, I may have to start. I'm sure I speak for Ebert himself when I say: two thumbs up.
Additional gusto and charts show that older women prefer to "dominate" in bed, and also that they get tested more frequently for S. Take it away, Simon & Garfunkel: -- The Headcase thanks lead author Judith Easton for sending a copy of the paper.
The first time Roger Ebert saw "The Graduate," back in 1967, he loved it.
The second time, thirty years later, he merely liked it.
HT Cardiff Garcia "The research group, which was led by Judith Easton and included David Buss, conducted an online survey with 827 women..." This is a good article and all, but unless this was a random sample of some sort, these results have some bias and are thus suspect.
In fact, in many ways, I truly believe I am much more attractive (on many levels) in my 40s than I ever was in my 20s. Having said that, this is a trend I'd noticed and had been waiting for the right time to discuss. Contemporary popular culture tends to mock women of a certain age who date younger men or merely contemplate dating them, labelling those women "cougars" and poking fun at them (there's even a TV show about a divorced woman around my age called Cougartown, which I've never watched) and although I myself have not even begun dating-post-divorce (younger guys or older guys for that matter), I've begun contemplating it, so I had wondered if your blog entry, which I found quite intriguing (and which riffed in a fun manner on a great classic film), was part of that trend of making fun of "cougars" or not. My ex-husband was only one year younger than me, not a big deal.
The most interesting, I thought, was their potential alternative explanation for the findings: that younger women "may have evolved an adaptation designed to prevent inopportune matings when highly fertile." I wouldn't be surprised if further research found a balance between this last notion and "reproduction expediting." Why do we assume that these findings are due to a reproductive clock that's running out?
I noticed that the differences between "reproduction expediting" and the menopausal (read: no longer reproducing) groups were non-existent (at least based on your summary, I haven't read the actual article yet).
I don't care that you bless it with reproductive research that describes our desire as "egg" driven (kudos to the comments above that challenged that idea)..usual "older women" is defined as 36?
It reminds of all the cosmetic ads that talk about women of a certain age...targeted at women of 40?