I find it's the same thing in the younger guys who prefer older guys.
Like women, they naturally attach sexual desire to personality characteristics like power, confidence and other traits.
When you put the natural propensity of older to like younger (at least physically) with female-like "attraction switches" in younger males you get the high possibility of an intergenerational couple.
It is exceedingly hard for hetero men to be sexually turned on by a woman's sense of humor, kindness or world experience.
But for women, sexual desire is strongly attached to those personality characteristics.
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Complaining about your partner's nagging by saying, "You sound like a broken record" isn't going to be very effective when your partner has never owned a record player.
Expressing desire for your partner when he takes his shirt off by saying, "Schwing!
And is that reflecting changes in the way gay men date?
Or is it just that as society grows more tolerant of homosexuality that less well-known aspects of it are surfacing in the media?
Of course there are a lot of powerful forces (like ageism) keeping most gay couples in generational parity (more on that later).
So how is it that thousands of non-celebrities as well as celebrities like fashion icon Tom Ford, Olympic diver Tom Daley, and movie star Matt Bomer (click here to see pictures of their partners) are coupled in significantly older/younger relationships?
First, we have to define what we mean by intergenerational.