Dating for oldermen and younger women
Bennett and Benedetto may make for a particularly striking example (“Lovely fetus you’ve got there, ma’am, here’s my number, have it call it me in 18 years or so”), but older men getting romantically involved with younger women is hardly a rare phenomenon.
Every day, there seems to be another outrageous new celebrity coupling announced via pictures of some May-December frolicking: Jennifer Lawrence sharing a lollipop with Darren Aronofsky; Sean Penn dating Vincent D’Onofrio’s daughter; Mel Gibson having his ninth child with his 26-year-old girlfriend; Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen double-dating with their 47-year-old and 58-year-old respective beaus; Leonardo Di Caprio’s sending another lady-love packing upon her reaching the ripe old age of 25.
I know, I know: Why care that two consenting adults are canoodling when a demagogue is about to take the White House?
In other areas of life, we gesture toward valuing things beyond the superficial. Some older men have this secret other option, whereby they get to opt out of the system: When they acquire enough money or power, they can basically trade that capital for the thing women have that’s valued by society: youth and beauty.
ALSO READ: Confessions: He used to beat me and now he wants me back I prefer dating older men — I’m talking a decade or more, like a Nigerian model who recently married a governor who is three decades her senior. For your information, absent dads do not always breed girls with a penchant for older men. Any girl can be a little slutty; it has nothing to do with their daddy. Nowadays, everybody and their mother seem to have a strong opinion about young women dating older men.
Dating an older man has a bad stigma attached to it. A lot of people find it immoral even when they don’t know the motivation behind the relationship.
In addition to this, the older a man is, the more chivalrous he’ll be.
Older men are often more chivalrous and ‘old school’ about dating.
And chances are, he will have had experience with it and can give sound advice. With so many perks of dating older men, I wonder why women are still struggling with frustrations with their twenty something year old boyfriends. It is like getting your first taste of a gourmet meal.