Elderly ladies dating much younger men
One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror.But that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue. ’ Your answer could be, ‘I’m going to get a facelift.’ My answer is, ‘I’m going to be such a beautiful person inside that it’s going to shine through to the outside,'” she told the magazine.This affirms the stereotype that younger women do seek older men because they tend to be emotionally mature, have more financial freedom, and have an established career that lets them devote more time to a relationship and fatherhood.Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.
Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.“When you’re with a younger person, you have to think, ‘What’s going to happen in five years? No matter what your age, to go forward in life with an eye toward becoming a kinder, more loving person sounds like an infinitely wiser approach to keeping love alive than worrying over the inevitable appearance of laugh lines.Watch: Man Survey: What are you self-conscious about?