His more youthful female companion may be more sexually attractive to him (making him feel younger in the process) and she probably doesn't call him out on his issues like an older woman might. Admit it, when you see an older man who's dating a much younger woman, you assume it's because he must be going through some sort of mid-life crisis.
From salt-and-pepper George Clooneys to silver-fox Harrison Fords, young women are swooning over smooth older men more than ever.
These are all the stereotypical reasons people tend to think older men love to date younger women.
And while these things may be true for some men, the attraction is a little more complicated than that.
Young adult women typically have more of a need for connection.
While they will create careers, they also want to eventually create a family.
When it comes down to it, a younger woman satisfies one of the most basic human needs: connection.