Dating a man 19 years older
Male buttocks over 50 are like dodos - they just don’t exist.And, as one of my young friends revealed over dinner after her affair with a 65-year-old, the sex can be a nightmare.But after the first flutter of love and £50 notes, do these women really have any idea what is in store for them?As I discovered recently at a gathering of thirty to fifty-something women who were all single and dating, a younger woman pays an especially heavy price to be with a much older man.In Allen’s film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Anthony Hopkins plays Alfie, a married man who dumps his wife Helena and marries a gold-digging prostitute half his age called Charmaine Foxx.Alfie subjects himself to fake tans and endless gym sessions, wears teenage clothes and watches his bank account dwindle due to her excesses.You only have to look closely at the picture of Ronnie Wood to see what they’re in for.
It is a poignant, rather pathetic portrayal of the Ronnie Woods of this world and reveals the truth about love with an old rogue.
She met an adorable man 12 years older than her who was very keen, but who suddenly stopped calling or returning her texts. When men get to Wood’s age, they have a lot of health issues - both real and imagined.
They’re obsessed with their libidos (or lack of them), their cholesterol levels, their blood pressure, their prostates.
We’ve long become accustomed to the sight of fabulously wealthy and famous older men dating younger women, but when the age gap reaches more than 30 years, you have to wonder what the women can be thinking.
Not that there is any shortage of much younger women keen to go to bed with these gnarled old codgers.