This is one equation that has always baffled the race that took domination after the dinosaurs died. When you flip through entertainment news channels, you come across many couples who have a good number of years between their birth years. A couple of famous examples would be Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise and Demi Moore-Ashton Kutcher. These couples are known in the celebrity gossip circles. They are also known as couples who have a yawning age gap. There is no strain on their relationship because of the age gap, but readers of celeb gossip columns sometimes wonder aloud why a man falls for a woman much younger in age and vice versa. The answer, though not definite, is out there somewhere. Let’s look at some possibilities.
A younger person is generally happier. This appeals to the older partner. Entertainment news columns are awash with such stories. A younger person feels excited about life, sees the positive aspect of things and is more forthcoming about hope in the future. The older generation, which tends to be cynical about things, takes a liking to this attitude. They feel drawn more by the vitality and life force in the person than the personality of the person. It’s like living life anew through someone. Of course, the older man who dates a girl much younger to him finds himself at the receiving end of extensive celeb gossip coverage. But some things in life are worth, they are heard saying!
Younger people make you feel smarter. Ask any celebrity who features on entertainment sites on a regular basis and you will know that the older partner feels more responsible, more protective and more involved when dating a young partner. There is always this factor of having things to teach your partner. Because the older person is more experience in the ways of life, he or she is in a more capable position of handling the relationship with maturity and concern. The limelight shed by celebrity gossip sites and portals are something to deal with as well. Keeping a balance in the relationship, despite the continued media glare, is one such issue.
Then there are those entertainment news junkies who date a celebrity just to get in the celebrity gossip circles. They have no intention of taking the relationship to a more serious level. They are casual about life and take things as they come. In that case, it becomes easier to connect with a younger celebrity because he or she is not accustomed to the machinations of these media whores. The younger succumbs to the charms of the older. But such relationships are not stable. Before long you will come across break-up alerts on the celeb gossip sites, ringing the death knell of the relationship. But all is not bad and bleak. There are some who fall for the innocent charms that the young have embedded on their faces. There is no greater lure than an innocent face and a sharp mind! It’s all about chemistry and some May-December couples have oodles of that!
by Shaun Abraham