Friday, May 4, 2007
"The new breed of single, older woman - confident, sophisticated, desirable and sexy, she knows exactly what she wants.What she wants is younger men and lots of great sex.What she doesn't want is children, cohabitation or commitment."
- Valerie Gibson
How far does what Valerie Gibson says true? Should we generalize and judge? I don't think it is right to do so(I have not read the book yet and thus to make a comment is not appropriate at this point in time).
Convenience? Commitment? Children? - all of these form part of any serious relation, no matter the differences.
What is the age difference? - This makes a big difference, so I believe. The larger the age difference the greater the risk!!!
Older women dating younger men, a relationship pairing that is considered unconventional - even taboo - by society.
Why is it considered taboo by society?
- The relation could lead to physical/sexual problems when you hit middle age (Is this a myth? - doctors say: you can do it if you have it, till the day you die. It has no physiological consequence.)
- The woman is not treated as a child and is expected to behave as a mature adult as against the Indian belief system - where the man is older than the woman, in order to treat her as a child and take care of her.
Different people have different views, thoughts and believes - which they are entitled to. It happens either by chance or is a conscious decision by the two individuals involved. If the individuals concerned are mature, conscious about the fact and understand what it takes to be there, it is absolutely fine.
Which relation, irrespective of age, caste, creed, nationality, arranged or otherwise is a guaranteed relation for life? Relations are full of understanding and compromises - as long as it is two way/mutual, that's what matters.
Life is a gamble and so is a relation/marriage - make your choice(it ain't easy though)!