Added: Jacobi Pick - Date: 18.08.2021 15:29 - Views: 17117 - Clicks: 617
Hardly a week goes by without a middle-aged celebrity being photographed with a new and much younger girlfriend. Earlier this year, Brad Pitt 56 was said to be dating year-old model Nicole Poturalski. Disappointing, but not surprising. When Keanu Reeves was photographed with his girlfriend Alexandra Grantwho had grey hair and looked her age 47he was inundated with congratulations and back-claps, as though he deserved praise for dating a Older ladies wanting beautiful people dating his age.
The thing is: he is still nine years older than her. In the business where Hollywood is strangely obsessed with youth and where optics are everything, I can understand why a leading man or indeed, woman would get involved with someone much younger. Looks and beauty aside, a younger person brings new energy and refreshed perspective on life to a relationship. This phenomenon is not restricted to the rarefied world of celebrity. But why does this supposed fixation that older men appear to have on young women bother me so much?
Is it because, as a something woman, it reminds me that in the world of dating, women of my vintage have depreciated in value? That the idea suggests physical appearance still matters more for women than men and we are thought to diminish in attractiveness more precipitously? Why am I rolling my eyes at the mere thought of Russell Crowe having to speed-learn the basics of TikTok to get hooked up with younger women? At 20, working in a Dublin hotel bar to pay my way through college, I met an American man, then in his mids. He was charmingly boyish but had his own apartment in LA, wore aftershave and worked as a record producer I could barely spell career.
It was a sizeable step up from the Snakebite-guzzling l I was more used to. Suitably smitten, I moved to Los Angeles after college so we could make a go of things.
Well, it was a disaster. With no career or money of my own to speak of and me living in his apartment, the balance of power was already on a perilously unhealthy tilt. Sure, we made each other laugh but I was under no illusion that for him, this was a predominantly sexual relationship. He had little interest in a meeting of minds. He had his buddies for that. Added to which, I was hopelessly immature and romantically inexperienced at I would pick fights with him at parties and crow for attention and affection all day long.
Common life goals? When it finally ground to a halt, I suspect both of us were relieved. We were both attracted to each other, so what was the harm in seeing where things went? What ultimately bothers me is a man who believes that a woman his own age is too old to love. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all. I suspect that something other than beauty is at play here. I know I thought my ex was a legend, simply because he knew how to order wine and paid a gas bill. That sort of devotion and admiration is probably too good to resist. Irish doctor who died of cancer was president-elect of American Society of Nephrology.
American nicknamed Da Bull who starred in s documentaries was fearless on the water. See a sample. up to be the first getting the offers, competitions, and a sneak preview of what's coming up over the weekend. up.
Tanya Sweeney. CA Los Angeles.
More from The Irish Times Fashion. Sponsored How to make your furniture work for you in a large open plan space. Artisan chocolatier is a story of resilience and reinvention. The bold and the beautiful is what makes this house a home. Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
The details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can In. Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards. Screen Name Selection.
Only letters, s, periods and hyphens are allowed in screen names. Your Comments. In Out. We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication. Covid Lives Lost The rich, full and cherished lives of the people behind the s.
Subscriber Only. Co Meath: one walk, one run, one hike, one swim, one cycle, one park and one outdoor gym. How do I spot if my child has coeliac disease? The Women's Podcast.
An Appreciation: Andrew Bremner Lyall. Barbara Murphy obituary: Leading kidney transplant expert with passion for research Irish doctor who died of cancer was president-elect of American Society of Nephrology. Greg Noll obituary: Surfing superstar who tackled the big waves American nicknamed Da Bull who starred in s documentaries was fearless on the water. Ross O'Carroll-Kelly. I never really recovered after that Something for the Weekend Weekly See a sample.
In. Don't have an ? Forgot Password? Not an Irish Times subscriber?Older ladies wanting beautiful people dating
email: [email protected] - phone:(100) 861-1522 x 8944
6 men share why they feel attracted to older women