The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.
In "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance," authors Felicia Brings and Susan Winter interviewed more than 200 men to discover the allure of the so-called "Mrs.
At Fast Impressions Speed Dating, ' Toyboy Nights' have the highest match rates of any of their themed events. "Older women have had relationships with younger men since history began.
But in the past only aristocratic, rich, famous or powerful women were able to do so and survive the condemnation from society," says Valerie Gibson, author of Cougar, A Guide For Older Women Dating Younger Men ( "With the advent of women obtaining economic independence, things have finally started to change." "I think it's becoming more acceptable as lifestyles change," adds Sydney-based Love Coach Carolin Dahlman (
They first met when he was 15 and she was a 39-year-old teacher at his school.