More and more women seem to be dating a man 20 or so years older these days.Yet, in fact, this is a dating phenomenon which has been around for a great number of years.You might love his deep pockets, but with his great power comes your vulnerability.There is potential that you could never be financially equal to him, accepting this is key.After all, there is something innately sexy about a silver fox.He inevitably has a few years on you – professionally and personally.Goyne recently came out and has received an avalanche of online abuse, including death threats. There's no public confirmation of a relationship at all, yet Yarbrough is already publicly vilified for reminding Australian women, presumably just those older than her, of "what they are not".
I can't imagine what it must be like to be a good way outside the circle, like the young "Gay Cowboy", NSW rodeo rider Joshua Goyne, for example.Apart from the obvious thought that if no-one wants to say it, then don't say it, the disapproval is thicker than a tub of French anti-ageing night cream."Yarbrough's age shouldn't matter." Clearly it does. There'd been divorces, new partners, lots of the usual drama over the years."A 42-year-old man dating a 33-year-old is far from taboo. When I chimed in with my story, I might as well have announced my new life as a serial killer. My phone was passed around in a long awkward silence, then literally thrown back at me. Apparently it was that young women are possible "husband stealers". I'll tell some story and she'll say, "that was when I was four," which continues to amaze us both.Some possibilities include: men over 45 or 50 tend to be more mature than most younger men, usually preferring to spend more time with their younger woman as compared to spending frequent “nights out with the boys”.By and large they will be more “worldly” and understanding, probably preferring the company of their younger, attractive females to their married colleagues or friends.