Timcast IRL has a couple of recent videos about the problem some younger men have trying to attract women, who prefer older, more economically successful men. Partly that’s because the dating apps allow or encourage it. Conversely, high earning career women have a hard time finding men who can match them (second video).
George Gilder wrote about this problem in the 1970s and 1980s with his books “Sexual Suicide” and later “Men and Marriage”. Of course, there is a big exception from high-performing younger men (some of them YouTubers).
My own mother was 26 when she married my father at age 37 in 1940.
In my young adulthood, “latent homosexuality” in men was feared as creating situations where women would be stranded. But that was 1961.