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Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance Paperback – September 1, 2000
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About the Author
Winter worked as a Social Worker in South Africa, and later London. She is currently a freelance illustrator of children's books.
Top Customer Reviews
They've packed their book with stories of how couples can overcome the stigma and difficulties associated with non-traditional relationships. They interviewed dozens of couples willing to share their experiences in building lasting relationships. They also describe the common pitfalls that can destroy a loving alliance, and offer experienced advice on how to avoid those pitfalls.
Brings and Winter say that older women/younger men relationships are more prevalent than the average person realizes, but that many couples tend to keep their personal lives hidden from a disapproving public.
Older women and younger men, like most other couples, are attracted to one another for a variety of reasons, including sexual desire. Younger men like the fact that most mature women know who they are and what they want--they have a strong sense of identity. Unlike older men, younger men have grown up in a culture that encourages self-awareness and emotional expression--they realize their role in a relationship is more than providing economic stability. Older women and younger men currently have the ability to forge truly intimate relationships based on trust.
Men and women today have more options available to them than ever before. Older Women, Younger Men offers support and encouragement for those selecting less-conventional options. It's also an essential reference that will help friends and family understand why more and more younger men and older women are choosing each other as their lifetime partners.
The most interesting part of this book is that it focuses on intimate relationships. It is NOT a "cougar" book that advises women to find young studs for hot sex. Instead, it encourages women to simply be open to younger men, and shows women that true intimacy and commitment can be found with younger men. And, as a 30-something who has dated several men in their 20s, I can personally say that the authors' points all ring true. If you are interested in a younger man, pick up this book, and give the relationship a chance.
I'm a younger man who is delighted to see older women embrace their sexuality instead of deny it, and draw strength from experience rather than regret it. Judging from a chapter called "Men Speak," I'm not alone.
Brings and Winter offer advice on a wide variety of topics from overcoming self doubts to overcoming the negative stereotypes the couple may encounter. Not only do they speak from personal experience, but they've conducted hundreds of interviews to support their conclusions.
With a title like "Older Women, Younger Men," you might think the book is sensationalized (in fact, the title's why I picked it up!), but the point of the book really is down to earth -- to help men and women broaden their pool of potential partners. Because of the warm, conversational style in which this book is written -- with its humor and anecdotal digressions -- it's easy to forget how important this book is: it is a manual designed to break down social restrictions to love. As the authors write, the world needs more love not less.
And anything that helps us do that belongs on all of our bookshelves!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While primarily focused on "older women/younger men," each chapter provides some insight or advice on relationships between people that can be applied to every generation... Read morePublished 5 months ago by foxburr
As a family movie okay. A bit too white bread for my tastes.Published 6 months ago by William R. Toddmancillas
Older Women Younger Men does an excellent job of explaining the dynamics of why older women choose to have relationships with younger men, and vice versa. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Claudia
The book is really like talking to people who have had this experience in their lives, and gives you an idea of the pluses and minuses of such relationships!Published 10 months ago by Adriana Valderrama
Wow!! It sure hits the nail on the head for me!! Makes me feel more normal loving my boyfriend who is so much younger than me! !
Thank you for writing this wonderful book!!
I was mainly struck by the fact that this book was so poorly edited. On Page 79 the authors mention Ann Margaret. I think they mean Ann Margret. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Po
As a woman who married a younger man, I bought this book shortly after I met my husband. I didn't agree with everything they wrote, but it was nice to read a book that supports... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Melodramie