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.So if you’re only seeking women in the 21-29 age range, let me tell you, you’re missing out. And by that I mean: her own career, her own friends, her own apartment, her own money.A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn told me these factors are what makes older women a turn on. If she hasn’t tried it herself, she’s likely considered it.As a result, my so-called casual relationships go on a lot longer than most people’s so-called committed ones.I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
I have one criterion first and foremost: He has to be a nice person.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.They may go on to date women their own age, or to move to different places, but we stay friends. And then every so often, their relationships end, and they return to me. When lots of stamina (and blissfully short recovery periods) meets confidence and experience, it’s a terrific combination.Some women tell me they’d feel too insecure about their bodies to sleep with someone young, but when you operate on the criterion I do — that they have to be nice — you meet younger men who appreciate everything about older women.