I like being around older men because they give me a bigger sense of protection and security. It's not so much the age that's appealing. It has more to do with the attractiveness, maturity level, and style of the man. I've found that older men seem to score more points with me than the ones my age.
A few weeks ago, I had a date with a 33 year old, and when I first learned his age, I blurted out "awww, you're just a baby..." Haha.. imagine that! How warped am I?!
But you know what? I'm bending a little. A younger man might actually do it for me. If I meet the right one. And the thought of having someone to grow old with is somewhat appealing to me now.
But I could never be a cougar because I find an older and slightly rugged face more attractive than some 20year old baby face. For example, guys like Zac Efron .... ewww.
Of course, it's early days ... I might ( or might not) leave the older man phase behind. But just in case that phase passes and is gone for good, let me share with you my top 5 celebrity crushes:
51 year old Hugh Laurie is good looking, no doubt about that ( I think it's in his eyes)... but what's really attractive about Hugh is the medical genius role he plays on HOUSE. Ooooh Doctor.
Anthony Bourdain OK, he's almost my mom's age. This 54 year old smokes on TV, and I've seen him actually get tipsy on TV... I'm not advocating smoking or drinking... but this bad boy has this raw older man appeal. I hate his shirts (mostly) (like... did he shop in America circa early 90s?)... but despite that, the man is one sexy mofo.
Robert Downey Jr
Born in 1965, this 45 year old is the baby of my lot of older men. He's sooooo cute and has a great body. Talented actor and always the rebel, how good looking is Robert Downey Jr to me? Smoulderingly so. Plus, he's iron man!
Mehmet OzHow could you not love Dr Oz? He's charming! Whenever I catch him on the Oprah show, I always plonk myself down infront of the TV, and loudly sigh- "Ohhh... Mehmet" in a breathy voice... much to the amusement of Mark (my ex). haha.
Indiana Jones! He's 68!!! The oldest of the lot, yet I think Harison Ford has aged the best. I'd do him. And I secretly envy Calista Flockhart (46). I actually find him much more attractive than Richard Gere (who I actually don't think has aged well at all) and Robert Redford (is he ginger?).
But you know what? Here's a little dose of reality. And something to remind me that we are ALL in fact mere mortals. Well.. this didn't quite do it for me...
Hmmm.. not so hot without your hair, are you now, Hugh? :(Oh Mehmet! What has your similar-age wife done to you?! Never wear a t shirt with work trousers! And never tuck your t-shirt in!
Sorry but there are no ugly pictures of Robert Downey Jr.... and Harrison Ford is sacred. :)