Friday, November 3, 2017

The Age Gap

On January 15, 2014 the judge brought down her gavel and declared me and my second wife officially divorced. After a 15 year marriage, I decided to take a break before jumping back into a serious relationship. After three years of casual dating, the thought of being in a committed relationship is starting to appeal to me again. With my job, I attract all types of woman in all age ranges. The question I have been wondering is, what is the maximum age gap between a couple before the relationship becomes destined to fail?

Since my first wife was older then me, and my second wife was younger then me, I never give the age gap a second thought until recently when I started dating a younger woman. After dating for only four weeks, my intuition was telling me something felt wrong. I started to question some of her interactions with one of my closest friends. I mentioned to her I was uncomfortable with how she was acting around him, and she made me feel like I was overreacting.

Soon after, my friend approached me and admitted to me she was inappropriately texting him, inappropriately physically touching him and outwardly flirting with him in front of my family members. I felt vindicated knowing my intuition was spot on. Since I have a zero tolerance policy for being disrespected by anyone, I immediately ended our relationship.

Was the relationship destined to fail because of the age gap? Do the Millennial rules of being respectful differ from my old school values? Or does she have major insecurity issues and needs constant sexual attention from the opposite sex?

If it was because of her insecurity, that is her problem to deal with. I hope she seeks therapy before she destroys any more of her future relationships. If it happened because of the age gap, it is my problem to deal with. It is something I need to understand before getting into another relationship. So when in need of answers, ask Google.

Currently I am 55 years old, so according to this chart I should only date a lady if she is 34 years and older, making my maximum age gap 21 years. I also noticed the age gap get a little wider for people in show business, so from now on I will set my minimum age threshold for ladies ages 30 and older.

Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris, Age Gap: 60 years
Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell, Age Gap: 38 years
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor, Age Gap: 32 years
Madonna & Brahim Zaibat, Age Gap: 30 years
Jeff Goldblum & Emilie Livingston, Age Gap: 30 years
Ashley Olsen & Richard Sachs, Age Gap: 28 years
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster, Age Gap: 27 years
David Hasselhoff & Hayley Roberts, Age Gap: 27 years
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas, Age Gap: 26 years
Celine Dion & René Angélil, Age Gap: 26 years
Jerry Hall & Rupert Murdoch, Age Gap: 25 years
Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas, Age Gap: 25 years
Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble, Age Gap: 25 years
Sean Penn & Scarlett Johansson, Age Gap: 24 years
Donald Trump & Melania Trump, Age Gap: 24 years
Bruce Willis & Emma Willis, Age Gap: 23 years
Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgartner, Age Gap: 22 years