Toyboy Dating – Will It Last?
Ever since Mrs Robinson seduced Benjamin in the film The Graduate there has been an alure attached to older women dating younger men. As time has gone by there has recently been a resurgence of interest in the concept of Toyboy dating – a recent survey in 2009 showed that over 1/3 of women in the 40’s would consider dating a man 5 or more years younger than them.
But what are the bennefits of dating younger men and older women? Well first of all the guys are vibrant and have a real zest for life, this is somehting that can be quite lacking in men as they get older. Young guys are often in good shape and are also attractive, they are also up to date with the latest trends and fashions – this can often be something that older women find that they have a lot in common with. The so-called ’sex in the city’ generation of female 40 somethings are fashion savvy and have the same modern attitude towards life.
On the flip side older woman have a certain ‘allure’ that toyboys find hard to resist. Its often said that this is a mixture of their confidence and independence – they know where they are going and what they want, this can be a refreshing change when compared to women in their 20’s who are just starting out in life and can be indecisive and often quite ‘flakey’
There are no hard and fast rules that dictate why age gap relationships are becoming more popular but just look at the recent high profile celebrity couples that have gone the distance -
Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus
Geena Davis and Reza Jarrahy