Mary has it right. She knows what she wants. She knows what she has to offer. Sheâ€™s not allowing antediluvian age taboos to stand in her way. Withholding the number of years she has lived, and maintaining a youthful demeanor and attitude, she refuses to bear the stigma of â€śinvisible older woman.â€?/P>
Joan Collins, Susan Sarandon, Tina Turner, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Victoria Principal, and now, Demi Moore, have defied convention and chosen a younger man.
Eventually it will become chic for a fabulous older woman who doesnâ€™t have a bank account or celebrity status to have a relationship with a fabulous younger man.
How can I predict that? Think about this. We are living longer, healthier lives. Yesterdayâ€™s 60 is todayâ€™s 40 for many women. Dr. Helen Harkness, in her book, Donâ€™t Stop the Career Clock reinforces the staying-youngr-longer reality with her perception of aging chronology that makes sense for today:
Young adulthood: 20-40
First midlife 40-60
Second midlife: 60-80
Elderly: 90 and above
Old-old: 2-3 years to live
Dr. Harknessâ€™s new vision of the stages of aging may take a while to catch on with mainstream thinking, but it will happen. In the meantime, fabulous older women looking for a guy who is still alive and kicking should not tell their age. Happy hunting!
Barbara Morris, R.Ph., is a 76-year-old working pharmacist and recognized expert on unique anti-aging and youth preservation strategies. Author of Put Old on Hold, her message is for Boomers who want to feel and function as a healthy 40 or 50 year old for an additional 25 or more years. Itâ€™s a process she has discovered that bypasses infirmities and indignities of traditional old age. http://www.PutOldonHold.com