Join Candice Bergen, Mary Wells and Joan Ganz Cooney in the conversation
Many famous women are partnering with younger men, sometimes much younger men. For instance, consider Alex Pettyfer who plays a gorgeous alien on earth in Dream Works’ forthcoming movie ‘I Am Number Four.’ If you were no longer married, would you marry or partner with a clearly younger man or woman?
Candice Bergen: Okay. First, it’s about time THAT sexist taboo was done away with. Once it was addressed, it disintegrated fairly quickly. That said, if I were not so extremely old and happily married, I might partner with a younger guy — with the understanding that it would end badly … for me. And with the understanding that as I aged and withered and fattened, my anxiety would also increase. It wouldn’t be a relationship for sissies.
Mary Wells: If free, I would have fun and play with a younger man. But older men are often more interesting and know more romantic tricks. I wouldn’t marry anyone any age. Marriage can be warm, but it can be a lot of work.
Joan Ganz Cooney: If I were single – and this has been true for years – I would neither marry nor partner with any man of any age. I’ve been married for 30 years to the only man on the planet with whom I could possibly live. I think a woman who is looking for a partner would be smart to marry or partner with someone at least several years younger because women live longer than men, so it makes sense. How much younger is up to the cougar … er, I mean woman.