WOW, I thought. My time has come. Women now prefer older men. It’s official.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says this so it must be true.
A fifth of women now pick partners at least seven years older than themselves.
Nick Pearce from IPPR said: “Age no longer seems to be a social taboo with many more people marrying older partners than in the 1970s and 1980s.”
My wife, of course, started the trend in the 1960s when she married me. When we met, she was 16 and I was 23. It was a wonder I wasn’t locked up.
According to this research I could still be in with a chance with young ladies.
But, hang on. What’s this?
Another survey, this time from Austin Reed, found that a woman’s perfect man drives an Audi, earns £48,000 a year, is 6ft tall with short dark hair, is well dressed, has a PhD and a sense of humour.
Whoops! Tall, dark, handsome and successful.
There goes my daydreams of pulling Katherine Jenkins. Unless she will settle for short, grey and older (much older).
Mind you, I do have a sense of humour. If Katherine does, too, she might agree to a date. Just as long as no one tells the wife.