Resolved Question: Why do women prefer old
Heather Rene Smith
Not all women, obviously. I'm just wondering what draws women to guys that are their father's age. Here are some examples:
Tom Cruise (42) & Katie Holmes (26)--age that they were engaged
(his 3rd wife)
Phil Spector (69) & Rachelle Spector (29)
Roger Ebert () & Chaz Ebert (Roger Ebert also dated Oprah before she became famous
Russell Simmons & Kimora Lee
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills
J. Howard Marshall (89) & Anna Nicole Smith (26)
Billy Crystal (60) & Katie Lee (27)--This is his 3rd wife
Donald Trump (66) & Melania Knauss (38)
George David (67) & Marie Douglas-David (37)
(UTC Chairman) (Swedish Countess)
Is it the gray / white hair or that they are lacking a father figure? Guys feel free to answer too. I Know Best: True, but what about when the dude gets too old to run around with her? I mean, what will she do then? I mean, what does a 60 year old have in common with a 20 / 30 year old? Suigeneris-impetus: It must be. Looks can't play into it too much. Especially in the cases of Donald Trump, J. Marshall Marshall and Phil Spector.
Here's another couple:
Rene Angelil (67) & Celine Dion (41) Gloria: Touche. Good answer. I absolutely agree. Both genders should stick within their age group. To Dancing Lady 101: They know what they want? Of course they do!! They're getting ready to retire! And not all younger guys are "all over the place." Those are the bad boys, some women are fond of running after. There are plenty of guys who don't go around playing the field. When I see the huge age gap, all I can think is: a woman searching for a father-figure. To Gloria: You're right about the Tom Cat (stupid nickname, by the way). I actually liked some of his earlier movies, but I think lately he's trying to recapture his lost youth.
Oh by the way, I only used celebrities as examples of a trend I'm starting to notice taking place everywhere.
I know about the failed marriages and totally agree. I'm just talking about the age difference though. Good observation.
I know Hollywood doesn't reflect the real world, but it does have some similarities. Walk down the street of any big city in America and you'll see some guy with "salt and pepper" hair with a woman half his age. It's shown on most movies & TV shows...and no one looks at it as unrealistic. Hmmm. Shekinah: That's a myth. Men are concerned about looks, but women are just as concerned about looks. However, everyone finds different things attractive. I think society teaches her to hide her attraction and feign indifference or nonchalance in order that the man will be the one doing the approaching. Good answer. Tabbigirl19: Women only mature faster than men because women are taught to do so at a young age while men are taught to be less serious. I can talk to people of all ages, but I feel that a woman ten years younger than me can't relate to the type of struggles that I'm facing. No matter how "mature" she claims to be. Also, if that is the case, then how do older women date younger men (Alex Rodriguez & Madonna, Demi & Ashton, etc)?
I think younger women dating older men might go back to the days when women were forced into arranged marriages with old men.
And not all guys are immature. Stop looking at the jocks, thugs, clowns, etc. and look at the guys who're going somewhere. That's what causes me to think that they DO go for looks. Why do they always choose the bad boys, then?Women might be "mature" but they aren't always good at separating the good guys from the bad ones. Tom: Love includes looks. She can be best friends with her grandfather's friend, but that doesn't mean she has to marry him. I know personality is a big plus, but I think that women give up looking at the younger guys after meeting a lot of bad apples. However they keep looking at the same type of guys. Lowlifes, players, smooth talkers, etc. Not all guys are like that. Attraction has to come into the picture somehow. I mean, if it doesn't, what's to stop you from getting it on with someone else once hubby reaches 65 and is ready to collect social security and you're just getting started in life at age 30? I think you're first statements are accurate ...it's either all about the money, the fame, the job (even if he's not famous--maybe he's a doctor), etc. Sorry, I don't think love's got much to do with it. Louise C. : Great answer. But I have to disagree. Weren't men with wealth and power "rewarded" with younger wives by fathers looking to raise the family fortunes? They might not have all been forced to do it, but the alternative would have been a life of poverty or very hard work for little pay, I guess. I know men go for older women sometimes, but I feel the reasons are different. Very different. They aren't looking for a mother, they're looking for someone who's easier to control / manipulate. There are other reasons, but I think this is a major one. Some women are looking to do the same thing (Anna Nicole Smith) but I still think the father figure / money / fame / job ideas are more accurate.
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