I've never seen Lost
, but I, like many others, heard of 52-year-old Lost
star, Dough Hutchinson marrying a 16-year-old girl last year (though, she looks 40 years old with all that surgery). I'm sorry, but the pair looked creepy to me.
I've seen 86-year-old Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner draped with several, young blonde women.
Saw an episode of MTV's True Life
depicting self-proclaimed "sugar babies" pursuing older men and women with fat wallets.
On an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker
, two millionaires cracked me up. A male millionaire in his forties obsessively insisted on getting set up with a young woman, which led Patti, the matchmaker, to ask "Is sixteen to young for you?" Another forty plus female millionaire also had a thing for young men, however Patti set her up with a handsome man in his 40's. When the millionaire saw her date she literally ran away from him like she saw a monster.
So, what is it with older men chasing after women young enough to be their daughters? Leaving wives they've been married to for over 20 years to chase a young tail with no brain?
Insecurity: they have reached an age where they aren't the young-looking, hot stud anymore so having a young gal on their arm makes them feel like they still got it?
Reproduction: they want kids and a woman their own age isn't going to make it happen.
Intelligence: they want to feel like the smartest person of the pair, because they know they can't outsmart a woman their own age who has been there, done that.
Aesthetics: According to a lecture done in one of my classes last year, a woman's role is not only to maintain her household, but also look as youthful as she can for her husband.
How about the gold diggers? The young girls who go after older, rich men. Do these men know deep down they are being duped and just go along with it for the sake of arm candy or do they believe they are really in love?
Possibly? Mind you, these are just silly opinions of mine that come and go. I know not all older men pursue young women for these reasons and a couple can genuinely be in love despite their age difference. Heck, I'm 21 and my boyfriend is 27. Plus, there are still plenty of great-looking older men out there (Richard Gere is absolutely gorgeous!) So, no judging here!
What do you think?