But as today’s rich and famous women have had love affairs and marriages with men 10 or more years younger-Joan Collins and her current husband are nearly 30 years apart-the rest of us have become more comfortable with the idea that older women and younger men can make as much sense together as the ubiquitous older man/younger woman couplings.
(Well, maybe we had a few odd thoughts about then-29-year-old Anna Nicole Smith’s former marriage to an 89-year-old sugar daddy...) “The research is that as many as a third of women in their 50s and up are dating younger men,“ says San Diego family therapist Karen Gless.
“The younger men I [counsel] tend to be more mature than others their age, seem to have their lives together and know what they want,“ says Gless.
“They also feel that the older woman is more intelligent, more interesting than girls who are younger and giggle a lot.“ Debbie Hopkins was 39 when she met 21-year-old Tyler. When her daughter went back East to school, Hopkins and Debbie struck up a friendship that turned into something more over time. “She was good to look at as well, but we shared a lot of the same views on life, oddly enough.
interplanetary internet vint cerf orange county backpages eacorts santa ana san diego free events today orange county backpages eacorts santa ana Craigslist Carlsbad CA San Diego in theaters now streaming; Film Titles A to Z ...“Sometimes we do get a reaction when we’re out,“ she says.“I think it’s because it’s still not as accepted as it is when men are married to younger women.“ At 45, freelance journalist Jill Underwood is six months into a relationship with 37-year-old radio personality Chris Boyer of KGB 101.5.That some see these relationships as unusual is evident when the media fall over themselves to publish pictures of the latest high-profile couple: 40-year-old actress Demi Moore and heartthrob Ashton Kutcher, 25.The headlines produce what they always do: a lot of sniggering talk and gee-golly about what these two possibly could have in common beyond being great-looking celebrities. The same thing most likely produced lots of royal court gossip when Catherine the Great took up with a series of progressively younger lovers, by whom she had several children.