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Amanda Platell thinks that something is going on with young men these days - and that it's not so much the fact that they want to date older woman as that they DON'T want to have to commit to younger women This was no filial embrace.
He started blathering about how he'd always fancied me, surely I knew and that's why he wanted to come home with me. I was stunned and reminded him he was 25 years younger than me, that I was old enough to be his mother. I said I was flattered, tried not to hurt his feelings and paid for the taxi to take him back to his own home.
It hardly amounts to gallantry, but I suspect it's quite a common motive, and one we older women should be wary of.
You name it, he wanted it.'Because older women are more fun, they don't agonise all the time and analyse everything, they don't hassle you to meet the parents a week after you have sex, they don't want kids, they don't send you angry text messages at 3am, they don't want commitment.'One chap I spoke to, who has political ambitions, was openly mercenary.Once famous himself, he dumped her for a younger woman.He also said some females seem to prefer texts to sex.And so, says Smedley, these men go for much younger women who haven't got round to thinking about such things - or women significantly older who 'they still find very attractive' and who have already had children or decided they didn't want them.'Young women often view men as success objects (ie defined and rated by how much they earn and own) - and there's less chance of that with a more mature woman who, chances are, has already attained her own success.This levels the playing field a bit more.'We hit the floor, he clearly believing himself to be the reincarnation of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.Many men still aren't ready to commit by their mid-30s, it seems to me.Not so their female counterparts, who by this point are keen to stop wasting time, their biological clocks ticking ever more loudly.He said the great thing about going out with someone like me was the fact I could introduce him to all my contacts and take him into a world that no young woman ever could.An instant climb up the career ladder for him - off the back of my years of hard work.For free, you can sign up, upload hot photos and videos (and share them with those who catch your eye), and chat in various ways.You and our other members will be able to talk within a second of typing or speaking your message.