Older ladies dating younger men
It was all very innocent of course but that didn’t stop me from posting love notes under her door at night.
James Innes-Smith fell in love with a woman 20 years older than him at the age of 15, the same age French Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron met wife-to-be Brigitte Trogneux.Girls my own age appeared to take great delight in being flighty and unreliable.I really wasn’t into the party-girl scene and longed for a bit of stability.I was 15 years old — the same age French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was when he had his first tentative encounter with wife-to-be, Brigitte Trogneux.She was his drama teacher, married and 25 years his senior. Being more than twice my age only made my matron seem more intoxicating.She had luscious hair like Agnetha, the blonde singer from Abba, and a smile that could floor a pubescent boy from a hundred paces.
But it wasn’t just her dreamy looks that had me hypnotised.
Looking back, the age gap doesn’t seem so cavernous, but I remember feeling anxious at the time.
She was so much more together than me, despite the fact she’d just emerged from a long and painful marriage break-up.
Her quiet confidence and unflappable nature helped me mature as a man.
I’m not sure that would have happened if I’d continued floundering around with flaky women my own age.
No wonder I spent so much time staring out of the window, fantasising about what it would be like actually to go out with someone so graceful and mature.