At Fast Impressions Speed Dating, ' Toyboy Nights' have the highest match rates of any of their themed events. "Older women have had relationships with younger men since history began.But in the past only aristocratic, rich, famous or powerful women were able to do so and survive the condemnation from society," says Valerie Gibson, author of Cougar, A Guide For Older Women Dating Younger Men ( "With the advent of women obtaining economic independence, things have finally started to change." "I think it's becoming more acceptable as lifestyles change," adds Sydney-based Love Coach Carolin Dahlman (He says that older women have the power to make a connection that turns into a dating opportunity.
So what’s a midlife woman who was raised in a world where men were “supposed” to make the first move do?
"The difficulties faced by couples in these relationships are no different to those faced by anyone in any relationship," says Carolin.