As it's most likely that it will be you who ends up falling through it and into a train crash of despair after being pursued, used, then chucked on to the rail tracks ahead of an express called the younger woman.
Those were the ages of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore when the couple tied the knot last year, making their highly publicized May-December romance official.
Men think young women see lovemaking merely as a weapon in the battle to make a partner commit.
So uncomplicated sex and having fun without commitment are top of the list of the alluring qualities of older women.
Many men still aren't ready to commit by their mid-30s, it seems to me.
They shouldn't give that up until they're ready and an age gap relationship can offer that.'They can also be more adventurous and able to afford luxurious Mrs Robinson-style lingerie.
I'd wager it wasn't only young things flocking to hardware stores to buy rope after the Fifty Shades Of Grey books and film came out.
Not so their female counterparts, who by this point are keen to stop wasting time, their biological clocks ticking ever more loudly.
And so, says Smedley, these men go for much younger women who haven't got round to thinking about such things - or women significantly older who 'they still find very attractive' and who have already had children or decided they didn't want them.'Young women often view men as success objects (ie defined and rated by how much they earn and own) - and there's less chance of that with a more mature woman who, chances are, has already attained her own success.