Posts tagged "age differences"

Make It Stop: “My Co-Worker Keeps Stealing My Ideas!”

In the last few months, I’ve noticed a coworker passing off my ideas as her own. (We work on advertising creative.) Sometimes the ideas came from conversations we had together, but that she then ran off and presented as just hers. Another time, I’m pretty percent sure she overheard me having a brainstorming sessio…

Anna Goldfarb / October 31, 2014

6 Questions Women Who Date Older Men Are Sick Of Hearing

Since my dating history only began after college, I never believed I had a specific physical type. I met a guy in high school that remained my boyfriend throughout most of college, which means my dating history didn’t start until I will well into my twenties. After a slew of brief flings and a first…

Kristin Collins Jackson / October 28, 2014

New Research Suggests Cougars Have Shorter Life Spans

Consider yourself lucky, Demi Moore; you broke free from Ashton a healthier woman (just don’t smoke any more of those crazy herbs, girl). New research suggests that marrying a younger man may be a cause for increased mortality rates among women. That totally shatters my dreams of bagging a 30-year-old on my 55th birthday. It…

Tiffanie Drayton / January 30, 2012

Guy Talk: Why Cougars Are Better Than Silver Foxes

Hugo’s piece was originally published at the Good Men Project Magazine.

Both at the Good Men Project and at my own blog, my most popular posts in terms of page-views are invariably those that focus on one particularly controversial subject: older men and younger women. (Here’s “What Young Women Are Really Looking For

Hugo Schwyzer / November 7, 2011

Guy Talk: Is It Natural For Older Guys To Lust After Young Women?

In my office, Amber is telling me a familiar story. She’s come to talk about her autobiography paper for my women’s studies class, and she reads part of her rough draft aloud.

“I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked…

Hugo Schwyzer / March 31, 2011

Dear Wendy: Tackling Age Differences In Relationships

About four months ago I started dating a new guy. He’s great to me, we can talk for hours, and have loads in common. But of course there is a catch … I’m 21 and he’s 30. Because of the age gap, I feel like I’m too far behind in my life to have a…

Wendy Atterberry / February 3, 2010

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Handle An Age Difference

In my twenties, I dated a guy who was 12 years older than me. In my thirties, I went in the other direction, dating a dude 11 years my junior. (Don’t you dare call me a cougar!) Although both ended rather badly, I feel like that while the gaping age difference didn’t directly cause either…

Judy McGuire / April 2, 2009

First Time For Everything: Dating A Younger Man

I have forever dated older men. Some by a year. Others by four years. Another by ten years. My theory came to be that ten years might be the ideal age difference. I felt five years older than my age, and men were usually about five maturity years younger than their actual age, so if…

Natalie Krinsky / December 15, 2008

First Time For Everything: Dating A Grandfather

Last year, I had sex with a grandfather. That sounds bad, but I didn’t know he was a grandpa until after we’d done it. Plus, he’s a good thirty years younger than my own grandfather. But still, at 53, he had two kids and a baby granddaughter, while at 32, I’m itching to give birth…

Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 21, 2008

Frisky Chatter: Dish From The Frisky Forums

We’re so ready for the weekend, especially because today is Friday the 13th, and you never know what’s gonna happen: You might end up inside Jamie Lee Curtis’ body. But we hope you’ll come say “hi” in the Forums no matter what. Also, don’t forget that Father’s Day is Sunday. Dads need love, too.

Catherine Strawn / June 13, 2008

Marrying Young Isn’t Just For Rich Old Guys Like Donald Trump

The older a man is when he gets married, the more likely it is that his bride will be significantly younger — even if he’s poor — according to new Stanford University research. Men in their 40s tend to marry women who are an average of seven years younger; for men in their 50s, there’…

Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Abortions, Age Differences, And Sex While Depressed

In England and Wales, about 1,300 women had at least their fifth abortion last year out of the approximately 200,000 abortions that took place. This high figure could influence Parliament when they vote on abortion issues in the coming weeks. [Daily Mail, U.K.]
After analyzing data from the 17th to 19th centuries of people i…

Catherine Strawn / March 20, 2008

Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia Overcome 12-Year Age Difference To Be Together

After months of denial, Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia, dubbed “Halo,” might admit they’re dating now that a family friend has outed their relationship in People. According to the magazine, Milo [Ed. Note: What the hell is up with Milo’s mouth?] has even met Hayden’s family, and they love him despite his age (30) compared…

Catherine Strawn / January 2, 2008