A friend of mine just got dumped for a younger version of herself. I feel so sorry for her, especially that at 32, I don’t think she ‘s that old. But hey, men are sometimes driven by other things that their head, unfortunately.
“We’re not equal at all with the men on beauty. They have the right to get fat, old and to have white hair and wrinkles. We find that these details add to their charm. While for women, if we let ourselves go too much, the result is immediate: we will be dumped for a young chick” she said to me bitterly.
In fact, this phenomenon she describes is scaring me a little bit. Around me, I have many examples where the man leaves his wife for a woman who could be his daughter. C., 24, cut recently all contacts with her father after he started dating a girl of her age. And she told me that many of her father’s colleagues, who is a surgeon, were involved in that same kind of situation. How come ? Well, her father and colleagues have to work with young nurses and sometimes young patient. “They’re too close from the temptation” she said.
I heard the same story with teachers and their pupils, even if some countries, such a relationship is forbidden. But that’s what makes the relationship exciting for some people… Besides, some men move sideways to get to their goal. T., 34, told me that her husband waited his student ended her high school to start dating her.
However, I know that all these men used to be womanizer before they got married. So obviously, marriage didn’t calm them down. C.’s father used to have many affairs while he was still married to his wife. My colleague slept with many women in my company before getting married. T.’s husband wasn’t reknown to be faithful to her.
But still, my friend made a point: do we have an expiry date and when does it happen ?
Even in my office, I observe this phenomenon. My closest colleague ( his desk is just next to mine), who’s 53, is turning around another journalist, who’s 32, like a bee around a flower. He got married only three years ago with another woman, though. I suspect them to have an affair, even if they deny everything. But everyone in the office has noticed what’s going on between them.