Harrison Ford being an exception for me as well though, I have to say. Age Match was launched in 2001 and was the first dedicated age gap dating site for older men, older women, younger men, and younger women seeking age gap relationship partners online.And yet, they probably resemble Penelope’s dad more than they resemble her brother….
Time creates wisdom – but it also creates responsibilities and complications – mortgage, kids, career, etc.All of this makes dating more and more complex as we get older. Still, most of them fail miserably, for the exact same reasons that I think Penelope is suggesting.In Amy Schumer's "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, Sally Field is a punch line.She's the go-to example of how Hollywood marginalizes women of a certain age. Men get increasingly younger romantic partners; women have to play mothers.But I do know women, and lots of women in their 20’s. A few women may bridge this gap for lust or money or dimestore psychological reasons, but most of the 28-year-old women I know would prefer to date a great, stable 30-40 year-old – who also knows what Snapchat is. But don’t forget, you and your younger girlfriends are the EXCEPTION. When I was in my late 30’s I became involved with someone 15 yrs. The age difference did not seem especially significant during the 5 yrs we were together.
And the truth is that most of them are completely creeped out at the prospect of dating a guy who was alive when JFK was alive. Now in my mid 40’s though, the idea of dating someone in their 60’s does seem like a big difference in terms of where we each are in life.
Cinematic women who engage in affairs with younger men are often sexy, but also broken in some way or another.
Though the woman has the upper hand in terms of age, she is often a conquest for the virile dude.
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’s going to be the strong, nurturing guy who takes care of her, teaches her, and treats her like a princess – the kind of relationship that she probably lacked growing up.