Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior.And then there’s also the concern about one’s looks.Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? Or, in Jess's (Zooey Deschanel's character, for those of you who aren't fans yet) case, don't ask about his health: "How's your prostate? Our bodies are decaying."DO relish in the fact that guys get better looking with age, but you'll always be the hot, younger girlfriend.In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.An older man usually has an established work, social and home life. Older men are often looking for something consistent. You won’t catch yourself with lingering thoughts of other lovers or competition.
The research, called Optimising The Marriage Market, appeared in the European Journal Of Operational Research, which usually analyses business decisions.
He inevitably has a few years on you – professionally and personally.
You might love his deep pockets, but with his great power comes your vulnerability.
Culturally, the older woman/younger man dynamic is perceived as an oddity, or a fluke.
Fortunately, that’s changing as more older-woman and younger-man couplings make headlines.