A ‘May-December' romance usually takes most of us by an element of
surprise. It talks about a relationship in which one partner is in the
winter of his life, while the other is in the youthful spring. In
simpler terms, it talks about the relationship with unsual age
inequality among the couple. We are accustomed to see a young woman
falling for an older man. [Read: 5 Reasons Why Women Like Older Men]. However, when the reverse equation of a younger man and older woman comes in front of us, we raise our eyebrows.
But if Bollywood statistics are anything to go by, the
relationship wherein the man is younger than the woman- is not only
successful, but is also sustainable. From the likes of Farhan Akhtar to
Abhishek Bachchan, many Bollywood stars have found their love in older
women. So, let us explore the reasons that make men attracted towards
#1. Respectful and responsible
A prominent psychiatrist, Sanjay Chugh feels:
“Just as a woman would look for a father figure or fulfil her needs
for protection in an older man, a man would look for a mother figure or
fulfil his needs for tender care and love in an older woman.”
Thus, an older woman will be nurturing as well as be an epicentre of
strength in the times of difficulties. As she has more experiences of
life than her partner, her right guidance in tough situations will make
him feel more confident.
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#2. Gratifying intimacy
As per various studies, it is found that women reach their sexual
peak quite later in life as compared to men. In addition, they still
look young and hot at that age. On the other hand, older women find
young men energetic and more dynamic. This results in an extraordinarily
fulfilling physical intimacy. And, this is also a reason most men fall
for older women.
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#3. Women age gracefully
It is true that everyone gets better with age and so does women. According to Atul Verma, a clinical psychologist:
“Younger people usually are drawn to older people because they are more mature and more successful.”
As a woman gains experience in life, she becomes more contented. This
also inculcates in her a certain degree of financial and emotional
stability. This is perhaps, the most important factor why a man gets
attracted to her.
Read the love story of another celeb couple who set the example of such relationship: The Love Story of Anjali And Sachin Tendulkar
#4. Strike a better chord
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The most striking aspect of any relationship is the communication
between the partners. An older woman, who indulges in intelligent
conversations, can make a young man go head over heels. This aptly
explains, why a happy-go-lucky Ranbir Kapoor gets charmed by much older
and ambitious Konkana Sen Sharma in the movie, Wake Up Sid. An
older woman can not only connect well with her man, but she can also be
the one who is more caring, compromising and understanding towards her
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#5. Age is just a number
In today’s world, it is impossible to determine someone’s age.
Those whom you may think are in their late thirties, might actually be
forty plus. Also, you never ask someone’s age before falling in love,
right? Hence, the relationships wherein women are older than their
partners, are as justified as the reverse ones.
Life coach Malti Bhojwani, comments on this newly-found trend by saying:
"What I have noticed is that women
in their 30s are breaking away from set society norms and are going out
with men who are younger than them."