As a woman in her twenties, I can’t imagine what it would feel like if my boyfriend dumped me for a woman who is older than me. Especially if its by a lot. Like ten years or something. This would be very insulting, I think. But it does happen. Look at Camilla Parker Bowles who was older and in my opinion less attractive than Princess Diana. It is a story before my time but I do know all about it and I see all the pictures and my mother has all these books about Diana and I can’t understand how it is even possible that a man could have left a younger, more beautiful woman for, that.
Of course, I am old enough to realize that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and age, as my mother always reminds me, is just a number. I have a friend who is in her thirties and when we hang out people think she is younger than me. So there are women who are chronologically older but look, seem and act younger than women half their age sometimes, and vice versa. There are a lot of old looking “young” women.
But it doesn’t matter. I think when your husband leaves you for a woman who is chronologically older and clearly less attractive (everybody can discern if someone is ugly no matter the beholder, I think) it is really insulting and I think he is trying to make you feel bad. It is like saying, anybody, even this old, ugly woman is better than you. I think it is a form of hatred when a man does that. It is not even that he likes this old, ugly woman. It is just that he hates the woman he is with so he acts out to make her feel like dirt by finding someone old and less attractive.
Do you agree?