Editor's note: Emmanuel Macron is a favorite to win the French presidential election this Sunday, but he's making headlines for more than his political success.
At 64, Macron's wife Brigitte is 24 years older than him.
The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.
In "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance," authors Felicia Brings and Susan Winter interviewed more than 200 men to discover the allure of the so-called "Mrs.
Recently, this woman underwent major surgery and it was her ex-boyfriend Fred, not the woman's current older boyfriend, who was by her side.
Gretchen, now 44, was involved with a man of 51 and he was simply too busy with work and personal commitments to be available when she really needed him.
After his relationship with Gretchen ended, Fred tried dating girls in their early twenties. After a year or so of taking a "time-out," Fred met Lynne. Fred's respect and appreciation of older women was clear when he spoke: "The way mature women carry themselves shows they know who they are. They are all-around much more attractive to me."Also, they are much more experienced with life.Resolutely, Fred abandoned the "young woman trial period." He knew he liked older women and that was his standard. It's adventurous for both of us, because it's a whole new exciting journey.Younger women just don't allow me to grow in the ways older women do." "My first relationship with an older woman—I was 20 and she was 36—lasted two and a half years.Robinson syndrome." You'll be surprised at what men find appealing about older women.We've made our position known and shared the thoughts and experiences of the women to whom we talked. One important question we asked was what they felt an older woman has to offer.
I wasn't looking for an older woman and Karolina wasn't looking for a younger man, but it just happened.