At the time, I sincerely believed, to paraphrase Mae West, it’s not the age of the men in your life, it’s the life — or high life — in your men.
For, mea culpa, money was an attraction; when I was 30, I fell for a successful financier of 55 — the same age Michael Douglas was at his wedding to Catherine.
Most people assume you are dating an older man ONLY for that reason.
The fact of the matter is most older men have their “ish” together!
It’s far more common these days for women of all ages to date younger men.
Whether it’s a 24-year-old woman dating a 19-year-old man, or a woman in her 40’s dating a man in his 30’s, it is no longer considered unusual for a woman to opt for a man who is her junior.
Prince Talleyrand, Napoleon’s foreign minister, who was catnip to women, fathered a child in his 60s.
I couldn’t help but note she is 37 years his junior. For much of my adult life I had a penchant for older men. Like Catherine Zeta-Jones, whose relationships with men her own age seem to have ended in disappointment, I found the majority of my male contemporaries to be boobies, lacking in wit, experience and chivalry. Well, the Duke of Wellington became Prime Minister for the second time aged 65.Try Googling images of 50-year-olds and 70-year-olds and see how many more of these lines the latter group has.They will never trust him if he’s 10-plus years your senior, no matter what he does to gain their approval along the way.There are many benefits to dating men who are younger than you, as well as potential pitfalls to look out for.Our relationship experts share their best advice on the subject.