Which begs the question: why are men so obsessed with twentysomething women? Buss is an Evolutionary Psychologist and author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating.
But, according to Buss, since younger men, and men who are more than 10 years older than a 24-year-old, are not ‘reinforced’ by these women, that theory also goes out the window.
Which brings us back round to the caveman hypothesis.
If we use our technology to separate that natural process, we can have lots of fun and sex without having the baby’.’ In other words, there’s a glitch in the system.
Men are still programmed to sexually desire young women, but that desire isn’t bearing fruit due to contraception.
As a result, according to Fieldman, "it’s very possible that a new selective process will be take place", albeit one which may take hundreds if not thousands of years.