Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke, 86, married a woman 46 years his junior in 2012, while Hugh Hefner's girlfriend (and former fiancee) Crystal Harris is 60 years younger than him.
I read a very interesting study recently that clearly showed the odds of a marriage lasting based on the age differences of your spouse.
And what is it about older women that’s so damn appealing to me?
The first steps on my journey to becoming an adult who shuns ageism had little to nothing to do with being queer.
They were very compelling statistics, stating at 2 years or under age difference this is when your marriage has by far the best odds of succeeding.
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“If he’s older, his level of parental adequacy can be limited, because he’s maybe raised his own children, or he is invested in other areas of his life, because he’s with friends, or his rigidness to participate in raising children who are much younger,” Semon said. “People might have different sexual appetites and power struggles.
That’s problems with age experience, again,” Goodwin said.
An older man as he ages and has becoming successful from a life time of work, work that often is a factor in the demise of their first marriages, end up divorced wealthy and perhaps a little ego battered, so they see the young, new wife as a cliche trophy or badge of virility that even at 50-60-70 they still need too prove that they can get a young beautiful women, and with money like most anything else they can.
I sometimes ask the men I talk to after their divorce from these much younger women, if they think the young women would have married them if they were not wealthy and I am often shocked when some of them answer yes.
The first vocal feminist I ever knew was male: my cousin Jeffrey, who was one of my closest friends, and 11 years older than me.