I have cited an article from “Mother Jones,” but I did found something worthy of mention in the context of the older man/younger woman meme.
What happens when you get older is that people expect more from you in the way of cash. It’s how most guys validate themselves after time has taken it’s pound of flesh and what’s left is an investment portfolio.
With this in mind, younger women who date older men usually do so for the lifestyle.
This is not to say that they don’t appreciate the other qualities [i.e., maturity, experience, appreciation, etc…], but without the security, we’re pretty stuck dating women who look like they walked off the set of an arthritis commercial.
There are exceptions, of course, but not many.
Just run the actuarial numbers and this will start to make sense.
Anyway, I have an acquaintance who dates a much younger woman.
He pays her a set stipend each week in exchange for a girlfriend experience.
But guys who front-load like this are on thin ice.
They guide their decisions by the old bird in the hand mantra as if the bird in question weren’t a Tyrannosaur in drag.
The only way to avoid inevitable catastrophe is to let the relationship evolve over time, to stop pretending that your “girlfriend experience” is just a transaction.
This is because, after a while, it starts to feel real – to you, not her.
That’s the rub.
It’s fine to help someone out after you’ve gotten to know them well and trust their intentions.
But NEVER, EVER use your imagination when dealing with someone of motive.
As for the dollar bills in question, it’s been my experience that such men pay anywhere from $6000-$8000/ month – up to about $300,000/year for services rendered – at which point they usually marry with a golden parachute built into the pre-nup.
Is it prostitution?
Yes, of course it is.
My friends usually pay their women in cash and receive sexual favors in return.
But it’s also what’s referred to as a functional relationship by today’s standards among the older moneyed class.
The abnormal and maladjusted ones fall in love and live happily ever after, but I digress.