Start Dating 65

Dating 65

Desperate to recapture his youth, he can’t even make love to his nubile young wife without Viagra.

Forget the myth about the older man who can support you emotionally and financially: they are as needy as children, especially when they are with younger women.

Constantly seeking reassurance, they need their lovers to lavish praise on them.

Monty Python’s John Cleese, 72 years old, is in a relationship with 41-year-old Jennifer Wade; Charles Dance dated 25-year-old Sophia Myles when he was 58; 80-year-old Des O’Connor’s wife is 43-year-old Jodie Brooke Wilson.

The pattern is always the same: rich, successful older man pairs up with unknown young woman.

She met an adorable man 12 years older than her who was very keen, but who suddenly stopped calling or returning her texts. When men get to Wood’s age, they have a lot of health issues - both real and imagined.

They’re obsessed with their libidos (or lack of them), their cholesterol levels, their blood pressure, their prostates.

While it could be true love, it’s more likely she’s been seduced by the lure of celebrity, or the money and lavish lifestyle that the multi-millionaire Wood can offer.

And he has offered it to many women, all young enough to be his daughters, since he separated from his wife of 24 years, Jo.

At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older - or much younger - man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.

So why do men in their 50s and 60s suddenly dump the wives with whom they’ve shared a lifetime for much younger women?

As Wood said of his new girlfriend: “She’s really supportive of everything I do.” Clever girl.