Have you heard about the 33-year old man in Malaysia who has married an older woman? Well, maybe "older" doesn't do her justice... his new bride is 104 and has been married 20 (yes, TWENTY!) times before.
If you're thinking he's in it for the money, supposedly (according to the groom) she's poor.
As a single woman of almost 45, I'm all for the idea that age shouldn't matter. Or at least, I thought I was. But seriously... what would you have in common with someone 71 years older/younger than you? If affection and companionship are what is desired, do you necessarily have to marry in order to have that?
This is one story I just don't get. I mean, when Anna Nicole Smith married her late husband, it was a pretty obvious case of the rich 89-year-old geezer marrying the sexy 20-something stripper... then he went and died a year later and she's been fighting his family over the estate ever since (with the recent blessings of the U.S. Supreme Court, I might add).
But if this elderly Malaysian woman has no property and no money to speak of, what's the attraction -- for him, I mean? On her side, I can understand if she's alone and lonely and he is willing to take care of her that this might seem like a good deal for her (and clearly, she's the marrying kind). But what's in it for him? She's not old enough to be his mother... she's old enough to be his grandmother or even his great-grandmother.