And magazine insiders may know that Laura Brown, the editor in chief of In Style magazine, dates Brandon Borror-Chappell, a writer and comedian who is 16 years younger.
All of these couples have dealt with a hefty share of scrutiny. Taylor-Johnson told Vulture earlier this year that the attention on his marriage has been “intrusive.” Ms. Gallop, who is 57, said that younger men are able to match her energy levels better than men her age.
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Fisher added that the prevalence of May-December romances involving younger men is part of a general shift in Western culture toward double-income families.
With women gaining more economic power, she added, younger men will seek out partners who either make as much money as they do or more, and have similar or higher levels of education.
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“Out there in the world are many, many younger men who would love to date older women, but would never do anything about it because there’s this appalling societal double standard.”As unconventional as the Macrons’ marriage may seem, the pairing of an older woman with a significantly younger man is not a new one (recall Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher or Madonna and Brahim Zaibat), nor is it that uncommon.“We make this assumption that men want all the power,” said Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and adviser to Match.com, which funded a survey of 5,500 singles in America last year and found that 26 percent of women were open to dating men 10 or more years younger. Men want a companion, and we are seeing the rise of women as intellectual partners, as sexual partners, as soul partners.”Ms.
Radziwill faced criticism from her “Real Housewives” co-star Luann de Lesseps, whose niece had once dated Mr. Beyond that, she sees herself as an alternative role model.
“People are interested in the overall point I’m making,” she said.
Examples of such relationships already abound in popular culture.
Take Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 26, who won a Golden Globe this year for his role in “Nocturnal Animals” and stars in the coming movie “The Wall.” Mr.