On Inspiration My inspiration behind “Conversations in L.
A.” first comes from liking to write about relationships, more often than not, between men and women, but in general, all kinds of relationships — gay, transgender, you name it! When I first moved to Los Angeles from New York — just two years ago — I actually started dating this younger guy who lied to me about his age and then shortly thereafter admitted that he lied.
Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
Sam Owen, Elites Singles Partner psychologist, believes "young men nowadays probably also recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option."The dating website analyzed the upper and lower age search limits for more than 450,000 of its members to reveal the age of a man and a woman’s perfect partner.
The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.
According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.
As I wrote Michelle and Gus’ story, I realized that in order to tell it truthfully, I had to dig deeper into their psyches and what I found is — the problems and issues they have aren’t that different from the problems and issues a couple close in age would have.
I think the older woman/younger man relationship is often portrayed as sex-sex-sex, but come on — even couples who have sex have to stop and talk for a little while!
In the spirit of Sex and the City's Samantha Jones (pictured) a woman admitted she is drawn to younger men because they don't require as much commitment and she has 'complete control over the relationship''On his part, it's difficult falling for a woman who's past child-bearing age and then later on realising you do want children after all and it's not possible to have them with her,' Tracey points out.
A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.