Matt Zeitlin doesn’t sleep. He waits.

From Details magazine’s Gadabout blog, two weeks ago:

Among the universe’s cruel ironies—pretty much anything having to do with puberty, say, or the career arc of Michael Bay—this has to be near the top of the heap: Women typically hit their sexual stride in their mid-thirties, just as many guys the same age are pulling up lame with the equivalent of a sex-drive charley horse.

Okay, the sprinting metaphor is a bit much, but you get the idea. Guys experience a huge surge of testosterone during adolescence, but by their late twenties, that jolt is already on the wane. A few years later, women are finally ready to join the party.

Does it get any crueler?

And this situation may be more acute than ever.

“There are a lot of very attractive women in their thirties not getting the sex they want,” says Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love,
and the Sensual Years. “And it happens as the relationship matures.”

From, last week (H/T Eve Fairbanks):

A 2003 study by AARP revealed that 34 percent of all women over 40 in the survey were dating younger men, and 35 percent preferred it to dating older men.

“Societal attitudes have definitely changed,” says Susan Winter, 52, co-author of “Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance” — and she would know. At age 40, she was dating a 19-year-old. “We had to break it off. Quite frankly, his mother made it so impossible,” Winter says of the six-year relationship, which inspired her book. “But (that kind of discrimination) would not be allowable now.”

Just give it 7 to 10 years, Young MZ. She’ll come around.

For those not familiar, my take on the current status of Matt and his crush below:



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