One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror.But that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue. ’ Your answer could be, ‘I’m going to get a facelift.’ My answer is, ‘I’m going to be such a beautiful person inside that it’s going to shine through to the outside,'” she told the magazine.That’s especially true if you’re a woman, as trends suggest the dating pool begins to shrink with aging.“I hear from lots of people looking for love, unsuccessfully, that they’ve got a restrictive list of ‘filters,’ including age,” Masini said.If you can drop the judgment and not politicize this choice, and just see it as a fact, a younger partner has appeal that older ones don’t.” MAKE UP OR BREAK UP? You may gain a parenting partner Believe it or not, younger partners may be more open-minded about the idea of lending a hand in step-parenting your kids, Masini said.
That’s because it’s generally biologically easier for younger women to get pregnant and carry a child to term.“A younger partner has more energy, and usually fewer or no kids of his or her own,” Masini said.Same thing goes for adoption: “A younger partner in an adoption situation is probably going to have more energy to devote to the ups and downs of that journey,” she noted.Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior.Actor Hugh Jackman has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 17 years. A recent article in magazine looked at a handful of real-life May-December romances, focusing mainly on those between older women and younger men.EXPERTS SAY THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO FLIRT Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.