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Is it true most men would rather be with women under 35?

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adjani77 Fri 18-Apr-14 00:24:33

Unfortunately for me I have been reading a lot online on the "manosphere" recently and a lot about what men think about women ( or a certain kind of man). Talk about "Sexual market Value" which basically amount to women of 30+ are basically hideous monsters to men their own age and older. I see this to on dating websites where men mostly are prepared to date women 10 - 15 years younger but will often not even want to date women the same age as them!

In the press recently 2 high profile men Stephen Hendry and Rowan Atkinson have both left their wives for women half their age (both women are also dead ringers for the 1st wives!).

I find it really depressing. I understand that we can get attracted to other people but if you have a good marriage, if your man is getting love, sex, affection and friendship surely he will have no reason to stray right?

I just don't know. Perhaps I am just worried about getting older 40 in a few years and how will that affect my partners satisfaction with me?

It seems that even men who are happy and love their wives / partners can fall in love with someone else, someone younger and transfer their love and affection to another. I guess I just need to accept that nothing is ever certain in life.

Has anyone else read any of that manosphere stuff about women and SMV etc what do you think?

Hickorydickory12 Sun 27-Apr-14 09:03:08

Yes def an age gap. But even older men have a limit re age.

AskBasil Sun 27-Apr-14 09:26:13

I think once you're over about mid thirties tbh, age becomes irrelevant and it's more about life-stage than age. 36 and 52 age gap is not really an issue, whereas 26 and 42 would be a bit different.

RyvitaSesame Sun 27-Apr-14 09:48:00

Well it os not an issue if man a handsomeovie star

I winder what age waldo sanchez us...... closer to52 than 36?

AnyFucker Sun 27-Apr-14 10:46:22

George Clooney is gay isn't he, so not sure he is very representative smile

AskBasil Sun 27-Apr-14 10:48:25

Is he really?

<Out of the loop>

AnyFucker Sun 27-Apr-14 10:50:27

So the long standing, and persistent, rumours go

neiljames77 Sun 27-Apr-14 11:31:50

I think there's rumours about nearly all of male Hollywood stars no matter how straight they are. Even John Travolta has been thrown into the mix.

(this isn't me twatsplaining btw)

AskBasil Sun 27-Apr-14 11:36:13


Oh yes, thinking about it maybe I've heard those rumours but just instantly forget them and have to be reminded every time. grin

Twinklestein Sun 27-Apr-14 11:41:16

John Travolta has had gay kiss and tells, one from a longstanding gay lover.

I don't think Clooney's gay, he just likes short term affairs. Whether he will actually go through with this apparent engagement remains to be seen.

AnyFucker Sun 27-Apr-14 11:43:29

John Travolta is soooo gay grin

AnyFucker Sun 27-Apr-14 11:45:11

neil, it tends to go that you will only get accused of twatsplaining if you actually are twatsplaining

relax, man

neiljames77 Sun 27-Apr-14 12:02:22

I know.
I just keep forgetting to put the smiley face at the end. smile

RyvitaSesame Sun 27-Apr-14 14:15:19

Lol at "even john travolta" , like he is the most straight of all

I did wonder if gc were really gay earlier. Maybe the rumours suit him. He gets a wide fan base gay and straight. Now, like hugh grant, and simon cowell, he suddenly thinks, hmmmm now im getting on a bit id better leave some dna behind me when i go.
Ok . That is possible isnt it?

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