His more youthful female companion may be more sexually attractive to him (making him feel younger in the process) and she probably doesn't call him out on his issues like an older woman might.
Admit it, when you see an older man who's dating a much younger woman, you assume it's because he must be going through some sort of mid-life crisis.
The analysis showed that the men were at least ten years older than their female love interests in over one third of the films, whereas it was very rare for the actresses to be older than their male co-stars.
The analysis also showed that the average age gap was greater after the actors turned thirty-five.
Who is the most famous woman who married an older man? The “Dawson's Creek” actress married Tom Cruise, after dating for about a year, on November 18, 2006, when she was 27 and he was 43. More recently, Holmes has been rumored to be dating “Ray” actor Jamie Foxx. Howard Marshall II on June 27, 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. Smith was previously married to Billy Smith from 1985–1993. Stern in 2006 and they were together until her death a year later. Cruise was previously married to Mimi Rogers from 1987–1990 and Nicole Kidman from 1990-2001.
More About Age: 52 Birthplace: Freeport, Illinois, United States of America Profession: Actor Credits: Ally Mc Beal, Brothers & Sisters Guiding Light, The Birdcage Amy Yasbeck married her "Problem Child" co-star John Ritter on September 18, 1999, when she was 37 and he was 51.
Heidi’s not the only cougar in the game, though, and she’s not the only one who doesn’t care if her beau doesn’t have celebrity status to match.
Usually good looks and a hefty bank account will do the trick, but as you’ll see in our breakdown of When Famous Women Date Non-Famous Younger Men, sometimes that isn’t even necessary.
When it comes down to it, a younger woman satisfies one of the most basic human needs: connection.
(I talk about this more in my book, .)This is a need that is different for men and women at different stages in their lives.