The younger person gets an experienced companion who is often better established in the world.
The "senior partner" may also have more money — perhaps, even, a more interesting life.
You don't hear as much about what I refuse to call "cougars": women substantially older than their male partners.
Could it be that men prize youth and beauty more highly than women do?
To be fair, your friends may have a point: It is sexy to be with someone different, and there is a certain pride in attracting the interest of a younger mate.They may impugn the motives of the younger person ("Gold digger!"), or imply that it's all about sex ("You sly devil, you!En español | You've fallen for someone 20 years younger, and he/she for you.Friends say you're "infatuated" — why can't they see you're in love?(Unless, of course, they were named Cher.) But all this prompts a bigger question: Is it smart or stupid to take on a partner 20 years younger once you hit 50, 60 or 70?The answer to that question may lie in your answers to these: Just as age has its rewards, so do age differences.“I don’t like to shop, so I found this flapper one on the web,” Ms. “When I tried it on for my mother, she said, ‘That’s the one.’ Then I bought one to dance in.” Playlist The couple also acted as D. J., creating three different lists: cocktail, dinner and dancing, for a compilation of more than 80 songs. Perhaps the best known are 68-year-old Michael Douglas and 43-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones, who have bridged their quarter-century age gap to stand by each other through a long partnership (and some recent serious health scares).Or look at 65-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who made 34-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys his (third) bride in December 2012.