Move over, Hugh Hefner and Harrison Ford. You aren't the only ones dating younger in Hollywood.
There's no doubt in our minds that Demi Moore looks smokin' hot for 50 years old. However, does that mean she should still be dating men young enough to be her son?
I was worried when Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split. But it got worse: Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with Brooks Perlin, the boyfriend who is young enough to be her son. These aren't even the only celebrity cougar couples that broke up recently — there's been more.
Is dating a younger man right for you? For the most part, age is just a number. What matters much more is a compatible level of psychological maturity. By psychological maturity, I am referring to the emotional age rather than the biological one. More and more women are getting graduate degrees, building successful careers, and marrying later, or not at all. Also, single motherhood and sperm donors are becoming increasingly frequent. In other words, women are less likely to need a man to take care of them, and the rules of age-appropriate dating have probably changed forever.
Dating and mating a man who's at least a decade your junior may sound like the ultimate ego boost—and it is, at least in the beginning. Yet as experienced Cougars will tell you, that's only a small part of a complex equation.
The challenges of May-December romance We hear an awful lot about “cougars” but these days I’m just as likely to ogle Gandalf as I am Legolas. So I confess to having a little streak of gerontophilia, though this tendency didn’t kick in until I was old enough to qualify as somebody else’s predatory feline.
In this installment of He Said, She Said YourTango Experts Charles J. Orlando and Lisa Steadman take on a quite contemporary question about cougars. While they don't love the sobriquet, they do wonder if men should date older women and if women are better off with younger men. Are older women who date young men robbing cradles, deluding themselves or does everyone come out a winner? Find out!
I will be fifty years old in just a few months and guess what? I could care less. Age is not a problem for me because I take good of myself, I feel good, I still feel sexy and I totally accepting of me. Am I a perfect? No. Do I look like a did when I was twenty-five? Hell no! Do I have some flab, saggy, jiggly spots and extra junk in my trunk? Yup!
Kick Ass star Aaron Johnson and his fiancée, director Sam Taylor-Wood, who met when she directed him as a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Wylda Rae, yesterday in London. The reason it's news is because Sam is 43 and Aaron just turned 20 last month. Whatever, mazel tov!
Society is constantly reinforcing the idea that men get better with age while women just get older and wrinklier, so it's no wonder that people have a hard time believing that there are young men who prefer older women. But here are 10 celebrity couples (each with at least a 10-year age gap) who prove that age ain't nothing but a number.
Don't believe what you read in magazines and Web sites for women. Well, except for this one. When it's me. Publications for women love to make you feel sh**ty about yourself, particularly when it comes to aging—as if it were a choice, and women who choose to let nature take its course are sad, harelipped bog creatures who are too busy listening to the wind whistle through their empty wombs to properly moisturize. Actresses who were once young and vibrant and adorable undergo grotesque surgeries to defy the natural process of senescence and end up with strange facsimiles of their former faces. (Meg Ryan's mouth and Lara Flynn Boyle's mouth should go bowling at an alley that allows weird-looking mouths to bowl at discount prices.) Well, I'm sort of sick of it. Yes, 20-something women can be vital and gorgeous, many of them with bodies at the nubile peak that our culture covets so much. It's not just the gorgeous groundstrokes that keep men watching women's tennis. And don't get me started on the grunting volley. But older women? They rule. For a ton of reasons. And they're sexy as all get out.
Just three days ago, we reported the news (first announced by the Chicago Sun Times) that Jesus Luz had dumped Madonna. But now The New York Daily News' Gatecrasher is reporting that the breakup rumors were false, and that Madge is not yet ready to stop playing with her Brazilian boy toy. Earlier this week, the May-December duo were spotted at the London premiere party for A Single Man (how's that for irony?) snuggling and snogging all night long.