Only one in five said they used them every time, 32 percent of the women, 12 percent of the men. Age is, indeed, a key risk factor for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, genital warts, and HIV, and STIs are by far most prevalent among those under 30.Risk after 50 is much lower—compared with twenty-somethings, around 90 percent lower.Turns out, there’s lots to love about women of a certain age.
I have dated my own age, younger than me, and older.(Then again, just because a guy wants to date a younger girl, doesn't necessarily mean she wants to date him!)As a woman over 30, I decided to try to get to the bottom of this conundrum by asking a series of straight, unmarried men in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s to find out why some actually prefer to date “older” women.It has felt a bit strange, then, that the article which inspired Stitch doesn’t appear on the Stitch blog.We thought it was high time we republished it here, updated to reflect what we’ve learned from the thousands of people who have registered for Stitch so far and told us their stories. We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.