Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.
If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.
In search of clarity, we set out on a mission to look beyond the loaded monikers and dubious hype surrounding older woman/younger man relationships.
Why is it still such a sensational topic and what are the perks (and pitfalls) of entering into partnership where age knows no bounds?
Doris may be a bit clueless, but the movie doesn't deny Field her sexuality.
At one point, hipsters at a concert assume that John is sleeping with her.
Nevertheless, it somehow seems precarious to start explaining away the genuine rise in older women dating younger men by skimming off examples from LA’s amorous glitterati.
This doesn’t mean that you have to talk at length about quantum physics or sub-Saharan politics.Whereas male movie stars are consistently paired with love interests 10 or 20 years their junior (see: who's been cast opposite Tom Cruise in the new Field pursues a man more than three decades her junior.Field plays Doris, who finds herself smitten with John Fremont (Max Greenfield), the new guy in her office.In Amy Schumer's "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, Sally Field is a punch line.She's the go-to example of how Hollywood marginalizes women of a certain age.It’s every older guy’s dream to have a young, beautiful little thing hanging off his arm on the way to dinner or another social function.