Actor Hugh Jackman has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 17 years. A recent article in magazine looked at a handful of real-life May-December romances, focusing mainly on those between older women and younger men.
The age gaps spanned anywhere from 10 to 14 years, with women in their late 40s and early 50s enjoying relationships and/or marriage with men in their late 20s or 30s. Couples in this situation had to address the fertility concern head-on, with some choosing to take the leap relatively quickly while others took a pass.
From salt-and-pepper George Clooneys to silver-fox Harrison Fords, young women are swooning over smooth older men more than ever.
These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow. A long stints in an asylum for the criminally insane? But just because she hasn’t shared a similar experience, don't feel that she wouldn't relate to your life or your issues; open up and you never know what wisdom she could offer.
In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?
Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.
It seems that there will always be men who chase women up to half their age. But what you can do is look for men who want a mature woman by their side as they grow older.
When it comes to the subject of love we always hope that there are no real significant barriers to its success.
Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).
Or, it could be caused by something as shallow and immediate as a woman not wanting anyone to mistake her date for her younger brother or, God forbid, her son.
Fortunately, more women are realizing the flaw in these beliefs.
Why do so many gentleman nearing the age of 60 write in their dating profiles that they want someone to have children with? Why on earth are older men dating much younger women? Because those younger women often tire of these older men.
Everyone is entitled to want & dream of anything they want, but I don’t understand why men that age are looking for children of their own? How can they possibly have much in common with each other? So, instead of getting frustrated that so many older men want younger women, seek out those wonderful silver foxes.