(It will never be exactly the same for two different people.) Assess Your Proclivity for Indulgences While many behaviors in the extreme form represent a problem or even an addiction, some of those same behaviors can be harmless if not taken to the extreme.
I couldn’t help but note she is 37 years his junior. For much of my adult life I had a penchant for older men. Like Catherine Zeta-Jones, whose relationships with men her own age seem to have ended in disappointment, I found the majority of my male contemporaries to be boobies, lacking in wit, experience and chivalry. Well, the Duke of Wellington became Prime Minister for the second time aged 65.I am 31 years old and after several disappointing relationships have just met a man who makes me happy. The only potential problem is the fact he’s 25 years older than me (my family and friends are a bit shocked by this).We have great sex and he seems much younger than his 56 years, but even so his sexual frequency doesn’t match that of my previous partners.Doomed from the moment the Darling Bud Of May slipped a diamond ring on her slender finger and said ‘I do’ to a man 25 years her senior.And Catherine is certainly not alone in falling victim to the age-gap blues.Is it stupid to plan a future together, when I fear that in ten years’ time he might not be able to keep up with me in bed? While in an ideal worldwe’d all fall for people who were roughly our own age, lived nearby, wanted our babies, had fabulous jobs, and shared all our interests and hinterland, back here in the real world that seldom happens.I would say that in the great list of minus points you could attach to any potential partner, their age is a relatively minor consideration.Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.At the time, I sincerely believed, to paraphrase Mae West, it’s not the age of the men in your life, it’s the life — or high life — in your men.For, mea culpa, money was an attraction; when I was 30, I fell for a successful financier of 55 — the same age Michael Douglas was at his wedding to Catherine.Prince Talleyrand, Napoleon’s foreign minister, who was catnip to women, fathered a child in his 60s.Churchill was 66 when he became PM in 1940, and Ronald Reagan was almost 70 when he entered the White House.They say they saw it coming, those celebrity tittle-tattles who follow every whisper of Hollywood gossip.