Rumours-a-plenty over the last few weeks are suggesting marital bliss on the cards for two of our favourite celebrity cougar toyboy couplings: Kylie has recently taken her beau, Andrés Veloncoso, down under to meet the parents on a trip home to see Danni’s new baby. Surely giving your toy boy a family airing is a rung up the commitment ladder? Gail Porter and Jonny Davies, fourteen years her junior, are also said to have future plans to tie the conjugal knot.
Interestingly, Gail Porter reckons that it’s all down to Jonny that her hair is growing back after she suffered alopecia when a former relationship ended. So, there’s seemingly no end to the possibilities of toyboy dating: not only to heal a broken heart but also to encourage previously redundant follicles to spring back to life – magic! Perhaps that’s why older men chase younger women – in a bid to reinstate former tresses – though it doesn’t appear to have the same effect; you can’t really count a toupee!
I’ve read some spurious articles recently about the cougar toyboy dating phenomenon simply being a media-constructed myth, or that it only happens in Hollywood. They were referencing a survey conducted by University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. The survey asked people about their long-term relationship preferences – but cougar ladies and toyboy men aren’t necessarily in it for the long-term. Perhaps if they had asked folk about their preferences for ‘a bit of fun’ they might have come closer to the truth. Granted, unusual relationships seem more common among celebrity stars, but that’s only because their shenanigans make it into the tabloid press. Just because Ms Everyday’s age-gap liaisons don’t make the gossip columns, doesn’t mean that she’s not out there having a fantastic time with young misters. If you ask me, this is simply another insidious way to tell women how to conduct their lives by denoting what is considered ‘normal’ in a bid to keep them ‘in their place’ lest they start having too much fun. After all, you’re here aren’t you? So, unless it’s all just a dreamy fantasy, we suggest that there’s definitely an increased interest in cougar toyboy dating, and our very own survey proves it.
So, if you’ve been reading such articles and you’re worried about being seen as some sort of social pariah, don’t fret, you’re among friends here at YesMrsRobinson and we hope you’ll all be delighted with each other’s company. Who wants ‘normal’ anyway?