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A ‘May-December' romance usually takes most of us by an element of surprise. It talks about a relationship in which one partner is in the winter of his life, while the other is in the youthful spring. In simpler terms, it talks about the relationship with an unsual age inequality among the couple.
We are accustomed to see a young woman falling for an older man. [Also Read: 5 Reasons Why Women Like Older Men]. However, when the reverse equation of a younger man and older woman comes in front of us, we raise our eyebrows.
But, if Bollywood statistics are anything to go by, the relationship wherein the man is younger than the woman- is not only successful, but is also sustainable.
From the likes of Kunal Khemu to Abhishek Bachchan, many Bollywood stars have found their love in older women. So, let us explore the reasons that make men attracted towards older women.
A prominent psychiatrist, Sanjay Chugh feels:
“Just as a woman would look for a father figure or fulfil her needs for protection in an older man, a man would look for a mother figure or fulfil his needs for tender care and love in an older woman.”
Thus, an older woman will be nurturing as well as be an epicentre of strength in the times of difficulties. As she has more experiences of life than her partner, her right guidance in tough situations will make him feel more confident.
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As per various studies, it is found that women reach their sexual peak quite later in life as compared to men. In addition, they still look young and hot at that age. On the other hand, older women find young men energetic and more dynamic. This results in an extraordinarily fulfilling physical intimacy. And, this is also a reason why most men fall for older women.
It is true that everyone gets better with age, and so do women. According to Atul Verma, a clinical psychologist:
“Younger people usually are drawn to older people because they are more mature and more successful.”
As a woman gains experience in life, she becomes more contented. This also inculcates in her a certain degree of financial and emotional stability. This is perhaps, the most important factor why a man gets attracted to her.
Read the love story of another celeb couple who set the example of such relationship: The Love Story of Anjali And Sachin Tendulkar
The most striking aspect of any relationship is the communication between the partners. An older woman, who indulges in intelligent conversations, can make a young man go head-over-heels. This aptly explains, why a happy-go-lucky Ranbir Kapoor gets charmed by much older and ambitious Konkana Sen Sharma in the movie, Wake Up Sid. An older woman can not only connect well with her man, but she can also be the one who is more caring, compromising and understanding towards her partner.
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In today’s world, it is impossible to determine someone’s age. Those whom you may think are in their late thirties, might actually be forty plus. Also, you never ask someone’s age before falling in love, right? Hence, the relationships wherein women are older than their partners, are as justified as the reverse ones.
Life coach Malti Bhojwani, comments on this newly-found trend by saying:
"What I have noticed is that women in their 30s are breaking away from set society norms and are going out with men who are younger than them."
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With so many examples already set by the Bollywood couples, we can easily state that love has nothing to do with the age. What do you think?
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