Does age really matter or is it just a notion that society has taught us to believe? Find out how three women handle the age factor in their relationship.
There was a time when seeing an older woman and younger chap together was the sort of thing you’d only see in Hollywood. Remember Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon who had a 11-year gap? They decided to call it off after five years into the marriage. Despite the divorce, the pair remains one of the friendliest exes in Hollywood. Also, let’s not forget that Madonna and Jennifer Lopez both dated men who were much younger. Similar to a lot of other May December relationships, they also ended in shambles.
But let’s not be stereotypical about the matter. There are also some similar types of relationships that have worked out e.g. the newly-appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron, 39 and his wife Brigitte, 64. She was his teacher in school when he was just 15 years old!
All the above examples are from the West, which is supposed to be liberal and more tolerant of these kinds of relationships. And yet, these women still faced their fare share of backlash from the media with condescending titles like ‘cougar’ casually thrown at them.
So what’s the big deal of dating a younger man – especially in the context of the more conservative Asian society? We had the chance to speak to three Malaysian ladies who gave us their honest opinions.