Older Women, Younger Men
"The book handles a timely, yet touchy, subject in a tasteful manner." Foreward
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Dating and marrying across the age gap once seemed like a
Hollywood phenomenon reserved for rich and famous men
trying to snare trophy wives or girlfriends on and off
screen. However, in the real world, the number one romance
rule breaker is the union of older women and younger men.
"Here in the real world, things are changing dramatically,"
say Felicia Brings and Susan Winter--two very attractive
and quite successful women who have had long standing
relationships with younger men--in their new book, Older
Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance (New
Horizon Press, September 2000). Today, not only are more
and more older women discovering that younger men are
equally attracted to them: they are challenging the old
male mores, finding that it is possible to have loving,
rewarding relationships with caring and sensitive young men
who have the maturity to navigate this uncharted sea.
In researching the book, Brings and Winter interviewed over
200 happy, monogamous individuals in relationships in which
the women were ten or more years older than the men. These
relationships offer proof that romance between older women
and younger men is not just a one-night stand. But, women
who embark on such adventurous relationships still should
expect that though reproductive science has advanced,
social attitudes, as these authors warn, often have not
Older Women, Younger Men examines many of the outmoded
demands and expectations of society which couples in these
unconventional relationships can expect to encounter. It
tells how to handle some unpredictable, as well as
predictable, situations and answers such questions as: What
does he see in her? What can she have in common with him?
Is it only for sex? What happens when she and his mother
are almost the same age? With insight and sensitivity, the
authors address insecurities about desirability and such
fears as losing a younger lover as time passes. They
provide essential information for breaking down traditional
barriers and dealing with the criticisms of his family, her
family and all those nay-saying friends. Drawing on their
research, they expose fascinating facts and explode the
negative stereotypes that keep many women from seeking a
new world of relationship potential.
Older Women, Younger Men helps mature women boldly embrace
a new series of chances, counterbalance a world of
apprehension and opens their eyes to the possibility of
finding true love and commitment among the large pool of
younger men. For younger men contemplating relationships
with older women, it offers insights as well, while
concerned friends and family of older women/younger men
couples can also gain from this trailblazing book.
"We would like to see more mid-life women expand their
relationship options, and we want to share what we've
learned," say Brings and Winter. "We want to walk these
women through the existing minefields, empowering them for
the future. We are advocates of new options, more love,
greater happiness and inner peace, so that getting older
becomes about increasing--not diminishing--the joys life
holds in store for mature women."
Saturday Early Show - December 3, 2005
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