He now works as a personal trainer, and the couple lives in Portland, Ore.They plan on getting married on her family’s farm in August.The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.
“She’s just a unique woman, and there’s nobody like her,” Angal says.
Siegner says they bring out the best in each other.
When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.
“There were a lot of the ‘boy toy’ remarks, and I will say it mostly came from men my age — there’s a threatening aspect to a woman dating a younger man,” she says.
They were introduced by Sutherland’s sister, who was one of Wipp’s law school classmates, at a beachside barbecue.
Wipp was immediately attracted to Sutherland’s youthful energy, which was a far cry from the cynical guys closer to her age.“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.But even though their older woman-younger man relationship may be among the world's most visible, it's not that unusual anymore.Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.