Dating for the ugly
Desperate to recapture his youth, he can’t even make love to his nubile young wife without Viagra.
It is a poignant, rather pathetic portrayal of the Ronnie Woods of this world and reveals the truth about love with an old rogue.
At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older - or much younger - man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.
So why do men in their 50s and 60s suddenly dump the wives with whom they’ve shared a lifetime for much younger women?
Monty Python’s John Cleese, 72 years old, is in a relationship with 41-year-old Jennifer Wade; Charles Dance dated 25-year-old Sophia Myles when he was 58; 80-year-old Des O’Connor’s wife is 43-year-old Jodie Brooke Wilson.
The pattern is always the same: rich, successful older man pairs up with unknown young woman.
He’s either not that interested (unless you’re wearing PVC or a nurse’s outfit) or he’s popping Viagra like Smarties and you’re up all night grappling with a wrinkly old bloke who thinks he’s Leonardo Di Caprio. No, he’d broken his front tooth and couldn’t bear to see her until he’d had it replaced.
And he has offered it to many women, all young enough to be his daughters, since he separated from his wife of 24 years, Jo.Male buttocks over 50 are like dodos - they just don’t exist.And, as one of my young friends revealed over dinner after her affair with a 65-year-old, the sex can be a nightmare.She met an adorable man 12 years older than her who was very keen, but who suddenly stopped calling or returning her texts. When men get to Wood’s age, they have a lot of health issues - both real and imagined.They’re obsessed with their libidos (or lack of them), their cholesterol levels, their blood pressure, their prostates.