There’s the ego trip of being with a teenager who is so easily impressed that a car, or a flat — any signifier of independence — can seem dazzlingly mature.” The topic is a popular one on , where older men themselves explain why they were attracted to a much younger woman.
“From my experience a lot of guys who were unable to get a career going as they near 30 date significantly younger because girls their age demand some type of career prospects,” said one commenter.
(since Leo's girlfriends all look lie clones of each other, we're assuming any one of his exes.) Thankfully, the music is loud where these couples like to go, because what could a grown man possibly be chatting up a 19-year-old girl about? Just FYI, Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married for nine days, George Michael was arrested in 1998 for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills, CA.
In other words, a deep connection on an intellectual level is likely a rare thing, say experts. “One theory proposes that one of the greatest motivators for human behavior is the ‘denial of death’ (the theory proposes that this is why we create art, why we mentor others, etc. Dating a younger woman can help men feel more youthful and help stave off the midlife crisis (when we stop thinking about our lives in terms of time from birth and start thinking about our lives in terms of time till death),” Wright says.In fact, one interesting theory is that as men approach middle age, they begin thinking about death more and more, and begin to behave almost like vampires, believing that they can “live forever” just by being in the vicinity of youth. In addition to staring death in the face, there are other theories that address why much older men date actual teenager.Most aren’t even aware that this is what’s going on, says A. “Probably the most prominent would be evolutionary psychology, which posits that men are attracted to youth and the kind of beauty that is unconsciously linked to procreation,” Wright says.“While men can procreate throughout their lives, dating a younger woman (especially quite a bit younger) lengthens the ‘window’ for being able to have children.What are attractive and valuable in our society for women are youth, beauty…for men, less so.” These all likely are contributing in some way to this type of relationship/attraction, even if the men involved aren’t really in touch with why they are attracted to someone who is so much younger.
Men who have famously bedded teens include Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, and Steven Tyler, among countless others. K.’s, “there’s the thrill of a beautiful young body, of course, but there’s more to it than that.
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“I dated an 18 year old when I was 23, so maybe I'm not the demographic you want.