Problems with older men dating younger women

I worried that already living with Jack would torpedo our chance at love.

And I worked extra hard at my job in order to show the small-town-gossip set I wasn’t some floozy with a fetish for baby boomers.

While an American Psychological Association study debunked the hypothesis that younger wives are compensating for father-daughter relationships, the research didn’t address women like me, whose dads have been caring and present and normal.

Could we be the ones subconsciously attracted to a ::cringe:: daddy-husband?

His celebrity crush is Martha Stewart, and I have neither her bone structure nor her flair for miniature fruitcakes.

But a year later, Jack stumbled upon a blog I wrote and sought me out to offer me a job.

“A woman can have a healthy relationship with her dad and still be looking for that father figure in a spouse.



When we met eight years ago, I waited on his table at a fancy restaurant in a small New Jersey town.

So the implication that falling for Jack could have been a ploy by my subconscious to secure a daddy figure who’d make life My raised hackles are to be expected, sociologists say.


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