My daughter is dating an older man
Sofia Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie, is dating the reality star and father of three and she’s only 19 years old. Lionel himself said he's not so into the relationship since Scott's antics have been one of the main storylines on over the past decade.
Men who have famously bedded teens include Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, and Steven Tyler, among countless others. K.’s, “there’s the thrill of a beautiful young body, of course, but there’s more to it than that.
As parents, we are REALLY struggling and finding it very difficult to accept this age difference. Any advice, direction or coping skills would be most appreciated. Continue to be supportive of her and keep the communication open.“First, our society — and perhaps especially celebrity culture — is youth obsessed, and much more so for women than men.Thus, the ‘value’ a woman brings is intimately tied to her youth (and beauty, and other markers that have little to do with actual inherent human value).Occasionally relationships with a large age difference work out but this is not typical.It does sound that he has other challenges in his life that may make him a less desirable partner for your daughter.
This is a cultural double standard, as men are not nearly as deeply judged on these traits, and often have value tied to intelligence, talent, often money, etc.