Saturday, 02 June 2012
There’s something a bit creepy about age gaps. 25 year old Mary-Kate Olsen has become the latest in line by dating the former French president's brother, Olivier Sarkozy. He’s more than a little grey at his 42 year old temples. So what does the cute twin see in the old man?
Sarkozy’s a bit of a silver fox, but would you go there?
Celebrity land is weird, incestuous and lives by its own laws. Just look at the film maker Woody Allen who got involved with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, when she was 21. To make life more awkward, Allen was dating Farrow at the time. He was also 56 years old.
Take a step back from “Celeb Land” and into the boring real world. What’s the reality of an “old man” going down on a 20 year old? Love is blind and all that, but does it not notice when the man taking off your bra could be your daddy?
What about shared experiences and expectations? Is little Olsen really going to be interested in Sarky when she’s 40 and he’s struggling with penis issues? When are kids going to happen? What if it was the other way round and Olsen was a cougar?
Maybe Olsen’s just checking off the “I’ve experienced age gap sex” box. Cosmopolitan latest issue said you just “had” to try it.
Have you had a successful age gap relationship? How big is too big? Are age gaps less important if both people are older?