Dating a man over 60
They insist they’ve had a stroke or a heart attack when it’s just heartburn from eating too much.
They fret about their receding hairline and their ever-expanding waistlines.
Forget the myth about the older man who can support you emotionally and financially: they are as needy as children, especially when they are with younger women.
Constantly seeking reassurance, they need their lovers to lavish praise on them.
In Allen’s film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Anthony Hopkins plays Alfie, a married man who dumps his wife Helena and marries a gold-digging prostitute half his age called Charmaine Foxx.
Alfie subjects himself to fake tans and endless gym sessions, wears teenage clothes and watches his bank account dwindle due to her excesses.
It is a poignant, rather pathetic portrayal of the Ronnie Woods of this world and reveals the truth about love with an old rogue.Even in your 80s, as I know from my own parents, you remember the young person you fell in love with, and they remember you as you were - the soft skin, the bright eyes, the youthful body, the passion and the enthusiasm. But while a lengthy marriage might provide a woman with a bank of memories to draw on when her husband turns grey and doddery, for a young woman going out with a much older man, what you see is what you get.