What's hot. In the gallery above, check out 22 younger women who either date or have married much older men.
Age difference: Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld Age difference: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart Age difference: Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphries Age difference: Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Age difference: Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher Age difference: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty Age difference: I was wrong, and Looking for hot younger woman was shocked, though pleasantly so. His new girlfriend was clearly older than.
And my surprise reflected how unusual this situation is. Middle aged men frequently date women younger than themselves. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have loooking age difference of 25 years.
I've seen this play out repeatedly in my own life. Most of the fifty-something men I know have, at some point, been involved with women in their thirties.
And the relationships go one of two ways. Either they end in heartbreak, because the younger woman looking babies and the man can't bear the thought of starting over, or they stay together, and the man eventually becomes a father again in midlife. So why do so many older men hook up with younger woman?
Well, the obvious answer is 'because they can'. But what makes young women so attractive to older men? I mean, sure, their bodies are firmer, but why is this so fantastically important?
Older men don't have a great deal in common with younger women, and it's an easy option in the long term. It can be enormously costly to start a new family in midlife, both emotionally and financially. Well, perhaps the answer is fear.
For a man, an older partner is a constant reminder of his own age. He cannot pretend he's still thirty when he's waking up next to a fifty-year-old woman. A younger partner is life-affirming.