That Younger Man

I’ve never been much into accessories, whether it be bracelets gracing my arm or a scarf knotted around my neck like a noose.

I’m told by some sick, though serious sources, having a younger man by your side is equal to a Birkin bag, the quintessential accessory.

What’s a Birkin bag?  images-1 The ugliest (in my opinion), most expensive purse on the planet that seats six. Women sell their souls for a Birkin.  I read, of course it was in the National Enquirer, a lady in Texas had her ashes placed in one.  The urn of champions, one could say.

But I’m digressing.

This is about a woman whirling through her 60s with a man who could be her son, well, if she had him in the south that is.  A Mint Julep birth, to quote William Faulkner, or Lila the florist, somehow getting the two confused.

Younger men,  images-3 who live at the gym, reading only Men’s Health (and Hustler when no one’s looking) are a snooze.  Okay, they’re nice to look at in their tight athletic wear and crisp Brooks Brothers suits, but they have nothing to say…no tales to tell nor lessons to teach.  How well they did in the New York City Marathon compared to the year before is about as interesting as their vital signs.  Give me an older man over Wheezer any old time, even if he does need occasional oxygen.

I do know women who live for how everything looks.  My friend Camille could lecture on this.  Like a man with a trophy wife weighed down in jewels, it’s saying, look I can still get it up…yeah, but at what price?

I don’t care how things look.  To have to feign interest so you think I’m a happening girl is too much to ask of this thin girl.  Have you ever seen a woman with a younger man whose age has caught up with her?  Always remember, nature has the last say, and that 20 year difference doesn’t care how much plastic has adjusted your face – those walls will eventually come tumbling down.

“No thanks,” I said to Wheezer when he asked to buy me a drink. “I actually have my eye on that guy across the room.”

‘Yeah, but he’s gotta be at least 6o, my dad’s age,” he said laughing. ” Maybe you want to meet my father?”

“Your father?  Maybe I do…is he single?”

images-5 images-1  images-2 imagesimages-7images-4 images-15  13847794f236174c05aa4c2b88606dea-1 images Interesting men, over 60.





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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30 Responses to That Younger Man

  1. micklively says:

    I suppose it’s about what you want him for. Do you want to wake to optimistic heavy breathing and wandering hands; or aromatic Yirgacheffe and Danish (or maybe all four)?

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  2. We were just talking about this subject on Easter. Well, sort of. It was about Hillary & Bill and his wandering wood. We came to the conclusion that Hillary or most smart women, prefer a “mind orgasm” over the original after a certain age. We also concluded that both would be welcome.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    My Pookie-Pie is six years younger. I’ll have to start calling him my arm candy, ha, ha! His main company is construction and he’s definitely weathered from working outside. His family also has the ‘fat gene’, so he’s always had to fight that. In fact, here he comes now. Got to go so I can let him know his new nickname…. I’m back, and he loves his new moniker! He’s repeating it while he puts his boots on, ha, ha! I’m going to get a lot of mileage out of the term ‘arm candy’.

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  4. So true for either sex. My husband was married to someone 20 years younger (before me of course) and it lasted maybe 3 years. There was an age disconnect. Sometimes if the older partner is immature (the inverse is true too) it can work but mostly not.

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  5. MJ says:

    Ah, George Clooney! Style and substance for sure, but only 54.

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  6. Elle Knowles says:

    They mellow out a bit as they grow older in my opinion and that’s a good thing. H is only 8 years older than me Susannah, so I don’t guess I’m not a trophy wife…At least I don’t feel like one! 😉 ~Elle

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  7. Gail Kaufman says:

    If all men around age 60 looked like George Clooney and your other examples, I don’t think anyone would argue your point. Alas, those depicted are a rare breed.

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  8. You do make my heart sing when you speak about older men!

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