When it comes to the subject of love we always hope that there are no real significant barriers to its success.In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.
And then there’s also the concern about one’s looks.One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror.But that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue. ’ Your answer could be, ‘I’m going to get a facelift.’ My answer is, ‘I’m going to be such a beautiful person inside that it’s going to shine through to the outside,'” she told the magazine.“When you’re with a younger person, you have to think, ‘What’s going to happen in five years? No matter what your age, to go forward in life with an eye toward becoming a kinder, more loving person sounds like an infinitely wiser approach to keeping love alive than worrying over the inevitable appearance of laugh lines.Women may prefer an older man, but are less financially prepared in the event of being left on their own, according to new research by More than 2,000 adults were asked what makes the ideal age gap for a couple – and while just under half don’t feel there is such a thing, the most popular answer was the man being 52 months older (four years, four months).