Columnist wonders: Why do some older men prefer to date younger women? | SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Walking back to my car from work last week, I received a text from one of my best friends, Jake, a Manhattan dentist in his 40s, who announced he was in love. Again.
That text was followed within seconds by a photo of his new darling, looking fresh-faced and doe-eyed … and not a day over 24, tops. She looked barely out of college.
Jake mentioned in the next text after that, indeed, she was younger than his wristwatch, a college graduation gift from his parents … in 1985. Ack! Seriously?
Thrilled and gushing about how pretty and well-read and kind she is — and all the good things a new love interest always seems to be — he described her delightful sense of humor, how simpatico they are, and what an outstanding artist she is, well-respected in her art circles.
Umm, Jake. She is 24. Is that even old enough for a semi-circle?
But Jake was in love and there’s no talking to someone in love. Just sit back, go to your happy place, and hope for the blather to pass quickly.
Apparently, she’s funny and articulate and makes his days more wonderful. Plus, he is dying for me to meet this remarkably perfect-in-every-way human being whose smile could light up a room from miles away.