Older women dating younger men stories

23 Feb

Why would any woman in her right mind want to date or even go further and marry a man much younger than her? After all, haven’t men been robbing the cradle since the beginning of time? I know what you are probably thinking and wondering.If you are still a doubting Thomas look at Hollywood stars who have made it work and look sexy: The legendary Tina Turner is 75 and her husband is 59; Gabriel Union is 42 and her husband Dwayne Wade is 33; Eva Mendez is 41 and her man Ryan Gosling is 34; Cameron Diaz is 43 and her husband rocker Benji Madden is 36. The first and most important reason is that dating younger is the secret of youthfulness. A man in your age group will either make you look older or simply like your right age (boring), while marrying and older man will make you look way older.Plus a younger man is (wink wink) innocent and naïve in the nice kind of way. Despite the nice summer evening, all I wanted to do was go home.But there I was, standing amongst a crowd of people feeling slightly alien.(Which is annoying, since it's pretty much a given that Hollywood men will have much younger female love interests.) In fact, we wondered whether there were many movies at all where the female love interest was older—and we did find a few.

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But there’s one part of our origin story that I always save for last.“So, he has this great job in marketing, and we both have a degree in journalism, and he’s well-traveled, and — oh yeah — he’s 24,” I say. If my boyfriend were just a couple of years younger, or even significantly , than I am, the “age thing” (as I call it) wouldn’t even be a thing. The 43-year-old supermodel recently received flak for dating a man 13 years her junior.In my experience, men tend to be praised for being on the older end of a May/December romance.As the put it, “It’s a time-honored tradition in Hollywood for older men to date younger women.” Recently, Sean Penn, Mel Gibson, and Robin Thicke have made headlines for their younger female partners, but back in the day, Old Hollywood couples boasted major age gaps, too: Think Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, with 25 and 30 years between them, respectively.New French President Emmanuel Macron, 39, has a wife, Brigitte, who is 24 years his senior.When it came to finding love in New York, Amber Soletti, a 42-year-old who lives in the West Village, had no luck dating older guys or men her own age.(Luckily, she has plenty to say in response to her critics.) Meanwhile, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Robin Wright, Kim Catrall, Mariah Carey, Susan Sarandon, and Demi Moore (who also happens to have dated Klum’s current partner) also know what I’m talking about.The sexist criticism of older woman / younger man relationships are as old as time, and Klum — who seems to have a smart, sophisticated 30-year-old boyfriend — is just the most recent casualty of this double standard.I know rumours abound about how dating a younger man is overrated and overly glamourised, and that younger men are childish and all. The experience put me in touch with the bedrock truth.Look, you have not really lived as a woman until you have walked on the wild side and tried a younger man. In fact, my new dating philosophy is: Go younger, don’t lower your standards, instead just lower your age range! ALSO READ: When you marry too young Dating younger men Further, like men discovered before us, there is a long list of reasons why they are often so eager to date and marry younger, reasons why every woman should at least try going younger, even if it just once. Just look at Jennifer Lopez, she is 46 but she looks 28 like her boyfriend.While they were “well-established and articulate,” she wasn’t physically attracted to them and found they had too many issues.So, six years ago, she started dating studs in their 20s and 30s — and she hasn’t looked back.