Dating a 26 year old guy
Of course, older men can remain wonderfully attractive and lovable to women who’ve grown old alongside them.As exhausted Alfie discovers when he leaves his young wife and tries to reconcile with Helena, there is something marvellous about a long marriage.
As I discovered recently at a gathering of thirty to fifty-something women who were all single and dating, a younger woman pays an especially heavy price to be with a much older man.She met an adorable man 12 years older than her who was very keen, but who suddenly stopped calling or returning her texts. When men get to Wood’s age, they have a lot of health issues - both real and imagined.They’re obsessed with their libidos (or lack of them), their cholesterol levels, their blood pressure, their prostates.At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older - or much younger - man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.So why do men in their 50s and 60s suddenly dump the wives with whom they’ve shared a lifetime for much younger women?Monty Python’s John Cleese, 72 years old, is in a relationship with 41-year-old Jennifer Wade; Charles Dance dated 25-year-old Sophia Myles when he was 58; 80-year-old Des O’Connor’s wife is 43-year-old Jodie Brooke Wilson.
The pattern is always the same: rich, successful older man pairs up with unknown young woman.
His crepey skin stretched across his thin, boney face, his sun-damaged hand reached for her slender knee, his turkey neck wobbled in anticipation of a night of passion. One can only imagine that when they did make love, Miss Humphreys laid back and thought of the Bank of England.
How else can you explain the love affair between the scarecrow Wood and this lovely theatre producer?
Forget the myth about the older man who can support you emotionally and financially: they are as needy as children, especially when they are with younger women.
Constantly seeking reassurance, they need their lovers to lavish praise on them.
We’ve long become accustomed to the sight of fabulously wealthy and famous older men dating younger women, but when the age gap reaches more than 30 years, you have to wonder what the women can be thinking.