The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Hunter drain that priest. American Zoologist, 30 2— Parental Investment Theory refers to the value that is placed on a potential mate based on reproductive potential and reproductive investment. Peeps will say if you were 21 and she was 25, it would be fine, but you'll probably get slanted for 17 - 21 Saying that, my ex was 17 turned 18 during the relationship and I was 21, he folks didn't mind as they got to know me as a person not a number, got on well with all her friends etc, So personally no, as long as your not a loser whos just there to take advantage because shes young your fine, Oh also me now, I'm 22 and a girl just about to turn 18 is interested, I'm still on the bench about it, so I know how you feel Warning: A British psychological study published in Evolution and Human Behavior in concluded that men and women, in general, continued to follow traditional gender roles when searching for mates.
Sex differences in human mate preferences:
Age disparity in sexual relationships
American Zoologist, 30 2— In extreme cases, a person who marries into an extremely wealthy family can be labelled a gold diggerespecially in cases where the wealthy partner is of extreme age or poor health; this term often describes women but can be applied to either gender. A woman of middle to elderly age who pursues younger men is a cougar or pumaand a man in a relationship with an older woman is often called a boytoytoyboyhimboor cub. Buss and Schmitt  stress that although long-term mating relationships are common for humans, there are both short-term and long-term mating relationships. As well as asking participants a number of questions on mate selection criteria, they also had to provide the oldest and youngest partner they would accept.