OMG: Shocking Truths About Older Women & Younger Men Revealed!

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A study published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy focused on couples in which the wife is at least 10 years older. Guess what? People in these relationships don't think of them as weird!


According to Sarah Kershaw's piece in today's New York Times:

The study, published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, reported that the couples thought their age difference mattered more to the outside world than to them, and that the men were more strongly drawn to the relationships at the start because of physical attraction.

Imagine that: A younger guy being attracted to an older woman. Why, it flies in the face of everything we know about dried up old hags!

And listen to this insanity:

Consistent with most other research and what many relationship experts are saying about these connections, the authors found that women liked the vitality the younger man brought into their lives, and men liked the maturity and confidence in the women…

You mean older ladies are not desperate mountain lions pouncing on young, virile, unsuspecting men? And these guys actually think the gnarly old crones are hot???

It's true. And in addition: These fools are normal.

"Initially I thought I would find more issues," said Nichole R. Proulx, the lead author of the study, who is a marriage and family therapist in Maine. "But it's a relationship like any other, despite what society might say. I thought I'd find that he looks at her like his mother, more inequality, more power struggles."


A relationship like any other? Someone had better tell Courteney Cox.

Rethinking the Older Woman-Younger Man Relationship [NY Times]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

What this study ignores is the fact that Age is an STD that can only be passed from male to female. For example, if an older man bangs a younger woman, he catches The Youngs from her and therefore has licence to do all sorts of young things, like buy a red convertible and smash beer cans on his head and listen to rap music. Conversely, if a man sleeps with an older woman, he catches The Olds from her and immediately becomes arthritic and cranky. His metabolism slows and he starts buying Werther's candy and he drives 30 mph in the left lane on the expressway and votes for John McCain.

I wish that this and other studies purporting to show how "normal" old lady/young dude relationships are wouldn't ignore the facts: old women will suck the life out of you. Period! #cougars