INEVITABLE JUDGEMENTA mainstream website published this story, under the headline What No-one Wants To Say About Karl Stefanovic's Rumoured New Girlfriend. My partner has also lost contact with a friend, who told her at a school reunion that to be with a man of my age was "disgusting" and wouldn't be convinced otherwise. At a 20-year reunion of a mag where I used to work, talk with former colleagues, now mainly middle-aged women, turned to relationships.Apart from the obvious thought that if no-one wants to say it, then don't say it, the disapproval is thicker than a tub of French anti-ageing night cream."Yarbrough's age shouldn't matter." Clearly it does. There'd been divorces, new partners, lots of the usual drama over the years."I wish it 1850 so I could shoot you," opined one charming homophobe. And I didn't know playing and laughing was only for women under 35. ACTUAL DISGUSTI ended a long friendship with a married mate who asked me, by email, if my partner had any friends who might want to "hook up".We're supposed to be an enlightened, open contemporary society but sometimes it's like we're a bunch of sniffy Victorian aunts, smelling of mothballs, armed with i Phones. Australian TV larrikin Karl Stefanovic has made the mistake of being well known and being pictured out with a woman 10-years his junior, Jasmine Yarborough. I realised he saw younger women as a bunch of sex-mad libertines in lipstick and heels, looking for a sugar daddy to entertain. I told him she didn't know any hookers he didn't have to pay and he was quite offended.It’s a lot easier for a man to take out a carefree, responsibility free, baggage free, wrinkle free 28-year-old, which is why so many men try to go in that direction. Men want much younger women, but rarely do much younger women want older men.Put another way, if a woman has an array of other quality options closer to her age range, what incentives would she have to date a man who is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLDER? Before any 40 people get all hot and bothered about this – I am not judging. I do think people improve with age (my wife is nodding). She doesn’t need a guy who will be taking Viagra when she’s sexually peaking at 43...action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before.
There’s no denying that they’re, for the most part, in better shape, with better skin, and less baggage from broken relationships. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Ok So I am 43, look 34 and only ever find young men attractive and vice versa.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.