By Helen Mitternight
In this Keep It Juicy! podcast I interview relationship expert Susan Winter on older women and younger men relationships. Why is it that people have such a problem with it?
We’ve all heard the terms: cougar. Boy toy. Never mind that you can find hundreds of examples of older men and trophy wives in movies, books and real life.
If a woman falls for a younger man, there must be something wrong, right? Not according to best-selling author and relationship expert Susan Winter.
- When Emmanuel Macron became France’s President, people gossiped about the older woman at his side. His wife is 24 years older than he, and her age eclipsed his policies in terms of ‘news time.’
- No, you don’t have to be a rich and famous woman, or a hunky young guy. “Regular people” who happen to be like the rest of us fall in love— and the female just happens to be older.
- The real issue appears to be that of LOVE. Susan says that “people don’t care about the sexual aspect of this liaison. It’s the fact that the couple love each other that is the real problem.”
Susan has been on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC, and the news on all major networks. She’s been in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, People, Good Housekeeping, New York Magazine and the New York Times. You may have heard her on countless radio shows and you may have read her in the Huffington Post. Susan and I talk about the good – and the bad – of dating younger men.
Keep It Juicy! is a half-hour weekly podcast hosted by journalist Helen Mitternight for those who are bold, passionate, and ready to squeeze every drop of juice out of life. We feature national experts on how to live a juicy life.