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And yet another May-December marriage!
Old 08-01-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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And yet another May-December marriage!

It seems like the people on this board are able to appreciate "women of a certain age," according to the gray hair thread, but I don't think this applies to the general population---and certainly not celebrities! The AARP has Tony Bennett has the newest issue's cover boy. I like the guy, but he just got married...to a 47 year old (he's 80). This possibly wouldn't be that bad, but they've been together 20 years! So when they started dating, she was 27 and he was 60. Not quite old enough to be her grandfather, but a 20 something doesn't have a lot in common with a 60 year old. I find it hard to believe that someone under 30 was sexually attracted to a 60 year old man.

Previous cover boys have been Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Kevin Costner, all with much younger wives. I know AARP no longer stands for American Association of Retired Persons (the acronymn supposedly doesn't mean anything any more), but as DH says, it does seem to mean American Association of Randy Performers!
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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It works both ways. Look at Demi Moore and Ashner Kutcher, Ivanna Trump and her new husband, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins just to name a few...
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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When I started dating DH, I was 26, he 46. We had some of the same acquaintances, so I'd met him several times before dating, and actually thought he was late 30s. We have a lot of common interests, as well as plenty of different interests, but we got along great from day one.
I also have one friend whose DH is 21 years older, another whose DH is 13 years older.

However, it still seems weird to me to see these celebrity match ups where the 20's girl is dating an older man. Then I remember - hey that was us! Only without all the money...

DH's parents, aunts, uncles all lived/are living very long lives, so I am counting on those genes to keep him healthy for a long long time!! In the meantime, we plan for ER.
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It seems like the people on this board are able to appreciate "women of a certain age," according to the gray hair thread, but I don't think this applies to the general population---and certainly not celebrities! The AARP has Tony Bennett has the newest issue's cover boy. I like the guy, but he just got married...to a 47 year old (he's 80). This possibly wouldn't be that bad, but they've been together 20 years! So when they started dating, she was 27 and he was 60. Not quite old enough to be her grandfather, but a 20 something doesn't have a lot in common with a 60 year old. I find it hard to believe that someone under 30 was sexually attracted to a 60 year old man.
Well, it's just remotely possible that it could have something to do with money. Let's see, can anyone recall how many babes (men or women) are attracted to impoverished oldsters? I rest my case.

And this phenomenon is a good thing. All of Tony's adult kids (perhaps some of whom are older than his blushing bride) are heaving sighs of relief that she'll be around to care for the guy in his dotage instead of the burden landing on their shoulders.

Remember Civil War widows? It the 19th & early 20th centuries it used to be quite common to marry off an impoverished teenage girl, who otherwise lacked "prospects", to an old Civil War vet who was receiving a govt pension. She provided in-home care and he provided steady cash. When he died, she became eligible for survivor's benefits. The last Civil War widow died less than three years ago.

OTOH I suspect Hugh Hefner has been hoarding prescription Viagra for a final massive overdose artery-popping blowout...
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #5
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It the 19th & early 20th centuries it used to be quite common to marry off an impoverished teenage girl, who otherwise lacked "prospects", to an old Civil War vet who was receiving a govt pension.
The location has changed, the source of money is no longer govt pension, but the practice remains the same, and will continue to be the same as long as human exists.

May-December? How about Poor-Rich? Just business as usual.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:11 PM   #6
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You can't complain to much with a couple that has been together 20 plus years no matter what the age difference....

That is unusually long for a celebrity couple...
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There's a couple I know of here in town, he's 82, she's (IIRC) 48. His first wife died about 20 years ago, and he remarried about 2 years later.....to his secretary! So he was 64, and his bride was 30. Of course what may have helped her along in her decision to wed the geezer, is the fact that this w*rking class secretary saw $$ signs in this multimillionaire! At least that's what her close friends think. They both seem to be happy, as does their one child, so that's what matters.

Also know of a similar case involving one of my HS classmates, that was NO doubt cash driven! She was the class slut socializer in HS...only went out with the rich kids...no matter how 'nerdy' they were. When she was 25, she came across a lonely old entrepreneur that was 61. She started frequenting his restaurant, and casually chumming up to him. The slutty, gold-digging, b*tch humble, caring young lady seduced the old guy, convinced him they should get married, became half owner of one restaurant, and sole owner of another, spent his money like there was no tomorrow, and finally forced his business into bankruptcy. Unfortunately in this case, love was both blind and deaf, as his kids had tried to urge him not to get involved with her. They KNEW what she was from the start....but dear old Dad ignored them! She got the gold mine.....he got the shaft.
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might not have been the money. might have been the fame. might have been his voice. might have been a song he once sang. might even have been his personality. you never know what elixir serves as someone's aphrodisiac.

fame alone can be very powerful, even if the guy is old and broke. i saw what it did just in my best friend's family. this guy was a tv heart throb and even though i don't think his sisters were affected by him sexually, just his fame ruined their relationship, one sister by jealousy and the other by the magnitude of her admiration.

one i never bothered talking to. the other never knew her brother until i filled her in with the details after his death. she was always afraid to even approach him. such can be the power of fame.

so i wouldn't be so quick to point to the money. when i hit the bars looking like a poor slob, even i still get hit-on by 20somethings. too bad for them i'm not mature enough to play daddy.
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Then there's James Doohan (Scotty of Star Trek).

When he married his third wife, he was 55 and she was 18.

James Doohan - Biography
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Then there's James Doohan (Scotty of Star Trek).

When he married his third wife, he was 55 and she was 18.

James Doohan - Biography
hmmmm adds another meaning to 'beam me up Scotty'...
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:14 PM   #11
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1. Ted Turner is marrying younger babe #?, girls. State: FSU professor: She's leaving me for Ted Turner
2. When I counted the replies to the Grey Hair thread it was mostly females who responded. This was early this a.m., so it may have changed.
3. Had an ex-lawyer girlfriend, married a guy from her daughter's high school class for 15 years (20-22 years younger than her), kept him in fine, fine style, too, plus, he didn't have to work. Takes all types.
4. Don't forget one happy May-December marriage: Chaplin and Oona O'Neill.
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Well, it's just remotely possible that it could have something to do with money. Let's see, can anyone recall how many babes (men or women) are attracted to impoverished oldsters? I rest my case.

And this phenomenon is a good thing. All of Tony's adult kids (perhaps some of whom are older than his blushing bride) are heaving sighs of relief that she'll be around to care for the guy in his dotage instead of the burden landing on their shoulders.

Remember Civil War widows? It the 19th & early 20th centuries it used to be quite common to marry off an impoverished teenage girl, who otherwise lacked "prospects", to an old Civil War vet who was receiving a govt pension. She provided in-home care and he provided steady cash. When he died, she became eligible for survivor's benefits. The last Civil War widow died less than three years ago.

OTOH I suspect Hugh Hefner has been hoarding prescription Viagra for a final massive overdose artery-popping blowout...
Nords,

Are you sure about this? From my observations, younger women really are attracted to older guys, especially "handsum" obese beer bellied guys with no hair. At least thats the scene in SE Asia

The other day I was strolling in a Manila mall -cooling off with the free aircon- when I noticed that young ladies were smiling at me and then, with that shy asian charm, covering their mouths and giggling. Even little toddlers were waving to me.

Well, I was just so pleased with all this unsolicited attention that I went to the mens room to primp a bit.

I was crushed to discover that I had ketchup smeared all over my right cheek, looked a bit like an Apache warrior in war paint (No offense to Apaches)

But I had my 10 minutes of fame

PS-If it were not for my massive personal holdings in Mickey D's I'd sue the dudes. Shame on 'em for not adding a "Caution, wipe your face after using this condiment" warning on their ketchup packetts
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1. Ted Turner is marrying younger babe #?, girls. State: FSU professor: She's leaving me for Ted Turner



Everybody, men and women, like a young lover, at least for a while. If only we knew back in the day when all our lovers were young that this would be a temporary thing. Perhaps we’d have taken photos, or videos like Pamela and whoever that dweeb she was with did! Recuerdos de la vida pasada!

I have a fifty-something woman friend who likes to brag about how long she kept some young guy going the prior weekend. It makes me feel a little outclassed, but I have to admit that it likely beats spending her weekends at Home Depot learning to tile her bathroom, or at scrap-booking classes. Of course she has no husband or real boyfriend, and IMO in spite of being quite good looking and sexy she is very unlikely to get one in this lifetime. Something that she may eventually regret, but I am not certain of this.

Young people are fun, but they can also be tiring physically and emotionally. Of course there are young women at least who secretly want to be old. Young men are tiring to them too! I know a former couple like this- although she was 20 years younger than he, eventually he left her for a young woman who didn't yet want to be old. It can get very tricky I think.

I would love to be young again. I discovered the most appalling thing tonight- not only do I have hairs in my nose, I have hairs on my nose! I happened to shave with my reading glasses on- and there the damn things were! Out came the tweezers that I stole from my wife, of this you can be sure!

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My nomination for "robbing the cradle" award goes to James Doohan ("Scotty" of Star Trek fame) who, IIRC, died last year at age 79 and left a few families behind, including a very young child....well done Scotty you randy (and wealthy) old goat!
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Reminded me, haha, of a single lady of about 46 I knew in Houston who "specialized" in getting young bucks around 18-21 in the sack. I was about 38 then, and asked her, "what do you even talk to them about?" She stated that she didn't. Her only goal was to get them in the sack, because she liked their ability to keep on ticking and not take a licking, I gathered (just like the old Timex watches).
She was okay looking for an older woman, but I'm sure some of the box boys at the local supermarket shook in their boots when she came a'flirting. (Her kids were in their late 20's-early 30's.)
Moral of this story: Guess we all have different hobbies.
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Monday I purchased a 1980 El Camino from a 69 year old man. He was selling it because it did not have enough seats. He had a 2 month old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Looking at the guy, I would have thought he was in his mid to late fifties. He had just purchased a soccer mom type van.

He told me he retired at 54, went to work for another company, retired again at 65 and decided it was time to start another family. He had been divorced some time before retiring the first time. He was remodeling his house when I picked up the car. He said he just loves being a stay at home dad.

Wifey was probably early 30's at the outside.
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My wife is three days older than me.

Of course, she never hears the end of the 'cradle robber' jokes.

Heck, both of our birthdays are coming up. For three days I can tease her about her age.
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My late husband was quite a bit ( okay 17 years ) older than me .No problems at all .
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When my parents got married (March 1947) it was his 20th birthday and she was 25.5. She sure didn't marry him for his money as he didn't have any. (He always worked hard to support his family, but he definitely had nothing to start with.)
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My wife is three days older than me.

Of course, she never hears the end of the 'cradle robber' jokes.

Heck, both of our birthdays are coming up. For three days I can tease her about her age.
My wife is also 3 days older. Of course, when she hit 40, I was still 39 and she never heard the end of it, for 2 days.
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