They also offer advice to women on how to get married.
Mariah Carey, 42, has had twins with Nick Cannon–that’s a 10-year age gap. But top of the tree, as ever, is Madonna, 53, who is at least considering a marriage proposal from her 24-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat.
Curious bachelors have been observed studying The Rules, some frowning, others with the supercilious smile of the hunter.
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Here are some truths you need to know if you're about to head out into the dating pond in your late 30s. These are the bachelors that hit late-30s and into mid-40s and suddenly realized, "Oh snap! And now that I am all grown up, I think it's time I settled down.
I think I will pick a nice 25-year-old." Even though you're their age or even quite younger than them by years, you're still old to them. The right one won't care that you're not in your 20s, absolutely, and you're not old, but yet there are guys who will completely shut you down, especially online, if you're a year over his age range. A lot of the allure of the young woman comes with an assumption of fertility.
And these rules are hard as cast-iron--Rule Five: Don't Call Him and Rarely Return His Calls.
The idea is to return to pre-feminist mind games, exploiting the male hunting urge by playing hard to get.Look at Halle Berry and Eva Longoria, who ended their relationships when their younger men allegedly strayed with younger women.Then there was Ashton Kutcher who stepped out with a 23-year-old, leading Demi Moore into a whippet-induced 911 scandal. “In the hundreds of cases I've researched, the couples I know and with whom I've worked, there is love and fidelity,” she says.Just holding the book was damaging my feminist cred, and yet I was intrigued.I was 23, and as a newly minted female “adult,” I knew that one day I would have to get a man to marry me or lose all visibility in society."It's important for singles to know that the dating rules have changed," says Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert for