The Scintillating Silver Fox


Many were shocked when the gorgeous and talented Celine Dion publicly professed her love for her manager, Rene Angelil, who was 26 years her senior. As the details of their relationship began to circulate, the shock continued to reverberate through her fan base. She began to have feelings for him when she was just a teenager, but fearing the response they would get, they kept their relationship hidden. At age 26, Celine married her sweetheart and they were happily married until Rene’s untimely death after his valiant struggle with cancer.

Celine Dion is not alone in her attraction to older men. There are more celebrities who have proven that dating and marrying older men can be quite rewarding. Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford; Amy Yasbeck and John Ritter; Nancy Kerrigan and Jerry Solomon; and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are a just a few more of the celebrities with a 20 year age gap who are happily married and proving that age is just a number.

Do these women know something the rest of us don’t? What are the advantages of dating a silver fox? As it turns out, there are many. If you haven’t considered dating an older man before, you may want to after pondering these advantages:

  1. Older men know what they want in a woman. They won’t waste your time. If there isn’t an instant connection, they will politely move on.
  2. Older men know that sometimes women who are outwardly attractive are very ugly on the inside. They have become very good at looking at the inside of a woman and valuing her mind, her heart, and her personality.
  3. Older men are stable. They have a stable career. They have a home. They know how to budget. They have problem solving skills.
  4. Older men have a proven success record. They have faced a lot of challenges and have learned how to overcome them.
  5. Older men know how to treat a woman. They have manners. They know how to make you a priority. They also know how to find balance in life.
  6. Older men have their life figured out. They are not insecure about themselves, and they won’t try to change you.
  7. Older men have wisdom and patience—two gifts of age that younger men just don’t have.
  8. Older men are sexy. Who hasn’t looked at a silver fox and felt butterflies?

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Some men never have life figured out, but in general, older men have been able to prove their stability and maturity through the way they have conquered life’s trials. Don’t underestimate the wealth of knowledge and experience these men bring to the table when you are looking for a life partner. After all, love knows no age.


By miriamrobertson

About Miriam - She's a single mom of 2 wonderful girls. She has a Master Degree in English. She is an educator, speaker, published author and also blogs for DatingSafe. You can reach her at:

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