So there must be something going on with young men these days. But he explained that it starts out fun, but before you know it they're dragging you into Baby Gap via the jeweller's, which these men just aren't ready for.It's well known that people are marrying later and later: the average age for a man is 32 and a woman 30.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.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.
I turned to see the son of a friend - an affectionate hug from a lovely young man I'd known for a decade and had watched grow up. He smokes, so I suggested we go outside while he had a cigarette, but he said no, he wanted to come home with me and talk privately.
Many young women, the men say, have serious body issues, are insecure and inexperienced.
Every survey in the past ten years has borne this out.
At first I thought he was just being chatty, then it became clear - to my astonishment - he was chatting me up.
He wanted to take me to dinner back in London, to bed, to heaven.