For this reason, I'll speak on the topic with regards to straight couples, though the topic is universal.
The Boy Toy/Older woman relationship isn’t anything new.
I have known friends who've dated wealthier women who are happy to pay for things, but I don't think that's why their relationship started. I couldn't believe it, no other ex-girlfreind has done that for me. Having dated quite a few cougars, not that many would buy me things to keep me sweet, that wasn't the kind of relationship we had.
I dated an older woman who lived quite far from me. When my car broke down, she offered to buy me a new one. One cougar I dated used to always buy me things, new clothes, a watch, things for my home.
It’s an age-gap relationship where the male is younger than the female.
I used to have a casual relationship with one older woman where we would only meet in hotel rooms.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
As humans societies have evolved from hunter-gatherers into civilized societies, there have been substantial changes in relations between men and women, with perhaps one of a few remaining biological constants being that both adult women and men must have sexual intercourse for human procreation to happen.
When it was my turn to book a room it was a pretty standard economy room.
When it was her turn she treated us to a deluxe hotel suite with room service, a hot tub, and a giant king-sized bed. I don't think most women who date younger men are looking to buy things for them, that's what I've seen in my experiences. It wasn't even a special occasion or nothing, I was just mentioning in passing how I wanted to get one and she got me one.