With recent reports concerning the Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher marital drama hitting the web, one has to wonder if the days of the older women conquering the young and bright-eyed males are slowly coming to an end. There is a substantial gap between the ageless actress and her actor/model hubby (15 years to be exact), and while in the world of celebrity-dom, anything goes, somehow reality always manages to rear its ugly head, sending its participants crashing down to earth. The Moore/Kutcher union seemed like the real deal and unlike most Hollywood relationships, a lot of gawkers the supported the idea of these two setting up house. But it seems like the magic is fading away, and the reports of infidelity on Kutcher’s part coupled with a tweet by Moore that was coded with an air of disappointment, proves the rumors are not unfounded.

But the trend doesn’t seem to be winding down. Kim Kardashian recently married her young stud who is 5 years her junior. And her older sis Khourtney has 4 years over her baby daddy, Scott Disick. Vivica A. Fox is currently engaged to a much younger guy and the list goes on and on. But when you examine the track record, the results are not that encouraging. Fame and wealth or botox and hair extensions can’t keep the eyes from roaming to younger and fresher meat. Unless you have the magical tentacles that Madonna possesses, the spell tends to wear off over time. Of course no relationship is drama free or without its level of insecurities, but it seems that older women have been encouraged to embrace the cougar status and proudly tread in what used to be forbidden territory. But it may have been “forbidden” for a reason. Younger men tend to be rash when it comes to decision making while women in general like to be cautious especially when their feelings are at stake. What seems like a glorious idea in the beginning slowly evolves into a glaring mistake, and when that happens, guys generally prefer to jump ship as soon as possible leaving the ladies paddling for dear life. In the cases of older woman/younger man, this scenario may be particularly brutal since the man almost always leaves the relationship for a younger woman who among other things has the ability to birth his future babies.

Maybe its time for older women to really be cautious and make sure they can handle the roller-coaster ride that comes with committing to younger men. And most importantly, recognize when it’s the right time to get off that ride and walk away dignified and scar-free.

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