Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.
Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior.
ALSO READ: How to reignite the dying embers of a long term relationship Two months ago I attended a friend’s wedding.
She is 41 and the man she was marrying, and father of her one-year-old daughter, had just turned 32.
It’s been eight years since Newsweek famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.
The now well-known term wasn’t a reference to the Chinese calendar; rather, it was a bordering-on-crass idiom coined to define 40-plus women with a predilection for younger gentlemen.
Online dating stats bare out that average joes are just as enamored with younger women as their famous counterparts.Women are now just dipping their fingers into this particular cookie jar that has been labelled a taboo for quite too long. I decided to take a walk on the wild side, and now I know why men are so obsessed with younger women.I know rumours abound about how dating a younger man is overrated and overly glamourised, and that younger men are childish and all. The experience put me in touch with the bedrock truth. The new dating term you might have been a victim of - and the signs to look out for Dating younger men Further, like men discovered before us, there is a long list of reasons why they are often so eager to date and marry younger, reasons why every woman should at least try going younger, even if it just once. Just look at Jennifer Lopez, she is 46 but she looks 28 like her boyfriend.(Donald Trump, for the record, is 24 years older than his wife Melania, and each time he’s gotten married, it’s been to a younger woman.But anyway.) It’s just so transparent, watching one of these paragons of fragile masculinity take his male privilege out for a spin and realize he can date someone so young she won’t know how inappropriate it is. Why not father a child you’ll be too old to raise properly while you’re at it?The exact ages and differentials vary, but each one reinforces one important point: Women get less valuable as they age, while men just get to enjoy the ride.