Dating someone 30 years older
You only have to look closely at the picture of Ronnie Wood to see what they’re in for.He’s not only dyed his hair, he’s also dyed his eyebrows.But while this may knock off a few years when he’s dressed, when he revealed himself in all his wrinkly majesty, Ms Humphreys will have discovered that he’s not a natural brunette, if you catch my drift.While so much is written about what happens to women’s bodies when they hit 50 (their breasts and bottoms head south, their tummies never recover from having children, they have stretch marks, cellulite and sagging flesh), very little is said about what happens to men’s bodies at a similar age.
I, somewhat of a hippie,was living with a draft resister from the Vietnam War—who liked to answer the phone. Then Bob was elected New York district attorney while I was on a trip to the Colorado mountains with the draft resister, scouting out a place to live and write my novel.
The pattern is always the same: rich, successful older man pairs up with unknown young woman.
But after the first flutter of love and £50 notes, do these women really have any idea what is in store for them?
At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older — or much younger — man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.
This question was answered rather succinctly in a scene from American TV show Mad Men, when the silver-haired advertising executive Roger Sterling is sitting in a bar with his stylish and attractive ex-wife, Mona.