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The Guardian: Men’s Fixation on Younger Women is Indicative of a Crisis in Masculinity

The Guardian: Men’s Fixation on Younger Women is Indicative of a Crisis in Masculinity

Longest “crisis” in human history

Everything neo-feminists don’t like about men (read: their insecurities) is deemed a crisis in masculinity these days.

It’s an inherent misunderstanding of men and a refusal to appreciate gender differences. Instead, men are supposed to act and think like women, so the rational (if you can call it that) goes.

A piece recently published in The Guardian argues exactly that, complaining that men’s preference for younger women is due to “fragile masculinity.”

This week’s peer-reviewed portrayal of fragile masculinity comes to you from the journal Science Advances, which recently published a depressing new study about online dating. Researchers looked at nearly 200,000 heterosexual users and found that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, women hit their prime at 18. And then it’s all downhill from there apparently. Can I just remind you that 18-year-olds are teenagers, and so this study is basically saying that straight men don’t find women attractive; they like girls.

#NotAllMen, I’m sure. However, this isn’t the first study to find men are fixated on women a lot younger than them. A 2010 study by OKCupid found that “the median 30-year-old man spends as much time messaging teenage girls as he does women his own age”. No doubt Roy Moore might have a thing or two to say about that.

I promise you I’m not here to promote the gay agenda and undermine heterosexuality, but I’ve got another alarming report to really top things off. A recent study, published in the Journal of Sex Research found that “men whose partners had less emotional stability reported better sexual function”. Sounds really healthy, guys.

While these studies may focus on sexual relations, they’re yet another reminder that we’re facing a crisis of masculinity that is reverberating across every aspect of our society. The far right is dominated by men, many of whom seem to be searching for a sense of identity. For feminism to get anywhere we must seriously address how we think about masculinity.

How are any of these things the least bit surprising? If anything, they speak to men’s virility, which is the furthest thing from a “crisis” or even “fragile masculinity.” Continuation of the species is one of the most basic biological designs of every living species, plants included.

And to the expert opinion, Jordan Peterson:

I’m so old, I remember when words like “crisis” and “masculinity” had meaning, meaning that wasn’t perverted by women hellbent on making men pay for being born male.

So really, this:


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casualobserver | August 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm

We are now fully into the era when science takes a back seat to ideology. Although academics have deservedly earned the reputation of near malpractice and certainly abandoning centuries old practices, they still can’t evade logic. Wishing things were not in evidence and supported by research and data doesn’t make it so. But the academe and the media are not slowing down.


I’m going to start saying Toxic Feminism from now on instead of just Feminism.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Fen. | August 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    About three decades or so ago, there was a group of women bad mouthing men.

    So, I horned in on their discussion and todd them that women are like flowers. After a long pause, with many starting to smile, I added that they went to seed soon after being pollinated.

    Mend like some younger women because those women are at their peak attractiveness and also because their testosterone has not risen to the point that they are difficult.

    That said, there is merit from an intellectual point of view to women who have further developed their minds, and that is also true for young males.

    The truth is that in youth, most effort is directed towards the mating game, and once that is accomplished, people direct more effort towards their intellect.

A week or two ago I read an article that said I was sexist, or maybe something equally as ‘bad’, for not wanting to date transsexuals (not sure which transsexual category I was supposed to want to date, but who cares).
I’m putting this article in the same shredder, I mean file.

An old philosopher said

Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey, and more money

Tom T Hall

    Fen in reply to Dr P. | August 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Just because 🙂

      Tom Servo in reply to Fen. | August 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      LOL – good one. I guess no one told the guardian that men have been focused on younger women since about the last ice age – or maybe the ice age before that one, however long we’ve been around here.

      Go back and look at some Egyptian paintings, or Greek sculpture – who do you think their models were?

And next week, the Guardian will run a hot exposé on how buyers actually prefer new cars over used ones.

And the week after that, they’ll examine the crisis of people going out to eat fresh food and leaving those old leftovers in the ‘fridge.

But I predict they’ll never get around to telling us that men really aren’t just defective women. No, no danger of that.

If there’s a “fixation” it has more to do with the charm, energy, and congeniality of younger women as opposed to the cynicism, misanthropy, and penis-envy of older, especially American women.

… men’s preference for younger women is due to “fragile masculinity.”

Here I always thought that it was because they were “easy pickings” … I’ve been told … for a friend

The post-modern Grauniad clearly overlooked the gleam in the eye of Homo Erectus.

The world would be a better, happier place if women spent less time trying to make men what they aren’t and more time manipulating us for what we are.

To the neo-Malthusian “population bomb” lunatics (which is the entire environmentalist left), men’s persistent interest in fertile females seems like a crisis. Actually, children are the best possible thing for the environment.

People are inventive, on average raising the production function by more than they move us out along the production function, meaning we get richer, and a clean environment is a luxury good. The richer we are the lighter we tread.

Also, the richer we are the better we are able to deal with the REAL threats, the natural ones, like the overdue next descent into another 100,000 years of glaciation.

Feminists’ fixation on abortion rites is indicative of a crisis in humanity.

The Guardian’s fixation on the prophecy of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is indicative of a crisis in separation of logical domains.

That said, at least they don’t conflate sex and gender (e.g. physical and mental attributes including sexual orientation), male and masculine, respectively. Baby steps.

This is nothing more than the same old song that older omen have been singing for the last 5000 years.

Men are attracted to younger women for a very simple reason, the instinct to continue the species. The older women become, the less likely they are to produce healthy offspring. So, men are naturally attracted to younger women. Women, on the other hand, are usually attracted to a man based more on his potential to provide them with security. Interestingly enough, women, who do not require a man for their own financial security, are just as likely to take up with a much younger man, as well. It is all biology.

As for old men and young women, while the relationship (orientation) is perfectly compatible with evolutionary fitness (Nature’s #Judgment), the age gape is less than ideal in human terms.

    alaskabob in reply to n.n. | August 21, 2018 at 12:18 am

    In one culture… young men marry older women and then after the first wife dies.. the older man marries a younger woman.

The feminist testicle lock box comes to mind, lock em’ up and throw away the key.

What, no journalistic hand-wringing over the tendency of women to prefer men older than themselves?

Feminism has always been every bit as much about women wanting to control men as it has been about uplifting women.

    tom_swift in reply to maxmillion. | August 21, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Oh, women don’t need Feminism for that; it’s been standard procedure since women evolved.

    Any TV documentary on anthropology will tell you that Man is the tool-using animal.

    What they won’t tell you—perhaps because it’s too obvious—is that Woman is the man-using animal.

    Feminism may be the resort of women who aren’t terribly good at this basic skill.

Two 25yo’s cost as much to maintain as one 50 yo.

For some odd reason, this reminds me—whatever happened to Pajama Boy?

One can only assume this research was conducted by a research group consisting of a number of older, divorced women who were likely overweight, lonely, and frustrated, and were aided by their socially correct colleagues who were thoroughly intimidated after having been successfully exorcised of their toxic masculinity. The humor of this is how these “researchers” have progressed from examining the construction of the natural world and how it works to making commentaries on how flawed it all is and how it should work according to their infinite wisdom.

    CincyJan in reply to Cleetus. | August 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I would like to take this opportunity to speak up for lonely, overweight, frustrated women. Mostly, we have a sense of humor. And assets of our own!

… men’s preference for younger women is due to “fragile masculinity.”

Left unsaid ? Interracial preferences which a obviously racist

Men find attractive women at the peak of their fertility more sexually attractive?

I’m sure Darwin would be surprised to learn that. After all, sexual attraction is socially constructed. Isn’t it?

“…that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50…”

Whoa, there. I’ve hit 50, and I’m pretty sure this is waaaaaay off. Thirty, maybe. Fifty only in men’s minds.

(Stands in front of mirror) Oh, you sexy thing. Not.

Thankfully, the wife and I are aging at the same rate we are losing our eyesight. 🙂

50 here, injured, nerve damage, effects many functions. exposed to stuff at ft mcclellan alabama causing lot of sterility damage, fibromyalgia, many more issues.
don’t really care about young ones.

Char Char Binks | August 21, 2018 at 11:58 am

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.

Char Char Binks | August 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

“Whoa, there. I’ve hit 50, and I’m pretty sure this is waaaaaay off. Thirty, maybe. Fifty only in men’s minds.”

I’m sure it’s more a function of many things, but chiefly earning power and accumulated wealth.

I have assembled 10 essential books for my son to read, and one of them is a dating guide entitled “Marry Him: the Case for Settling for Mr Good Enough.”

While it covers a lot of areas of relationship strategies, the one which is pertinent here is “shelf-life.” The author tried living the “Sex in the City” dream only to discover at 40 that men her age who wanted a family either a) already had that family or b) were looking for significantly fresher eggs.

The one aspect of this which all progressives seem to miss is that we are animals first and socially-evolved creatures a distant second. We could always tell when our female co-workers were cycling because the male monkeys in our colony were always giving them their “full attention” at “full attention.” I have just accepted the fact that I’m not that much further evolved from those monkeys, which is simultaneously a curse and a blessing. And at times I wonder just how much of the diagnosed mental illness in our culture is due to individuals trying not to act as their animal instincts would dictate.

I bet if you polled a group of older women, you’d likely discover that not being stared at now is way more annoying than being stared at constantly when they were younger. Enjoy it while you got it.

Comanche Voter | August 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Strange–I don’t see the problem here. Face it, would you rather cuddle up with 70 year old Hillary Clinton, 35 year old Chelsea Clinton or a cute little thing who is 20 years old and a cheerleader/dancer for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The question answers itself–and it doesn’t matter whether the male pondering the question is 25 or 55–the answer is the same.

If only the male of the species Homo Sapiens had been hard-wired to find older post-menopausal females attractive there would be no… uh…species Homo Sapiens.

And we wouldn’t be reading garbage like this.

Men’s attraction to women is about procreation. The most fertile years for women and the years when the child is most likely to be healthy are between 18 and 30. In the old days when so many children died, you needed that entire time period to end up with surviving children. What is wrong with modern people that they deny this?