Vox recently posted about a study that shows that men are attracted to women who are in their most fertile years, regardless of the age of the men. I was reminded of this when I saw a promo for a new show starring Tea Leoni as some sort of ball-busting politician (pretty clearly preparing us for President Hillary) during the football game on Sunday.
Now, Tea Leoni is pretty much what I’d get if I ordered a girl from a girl assembly factory, choosing all the bits from multiple choice, right down to the dimple. She’s pretty close to my age, and I’ve had a soft spot for her since I first saw her, probably when she was in her mid-20s. But I hadn’t seen her in several years. I was surprised by how much less attractive I find her now that we’re both older. I’ve aged just as much as she has, and she has the benefit of all the anti-aging technology Hollywood commands, yet I found myself thinking, “She still looks good — for her age.” At 30, I would have crawled across broken glass to kiss her; at pushing 50….
So it’s true: unless you have the benefit of wife goggles to keep your wife looking young in your eyes as she ages, wrinkles are wrinkles, and getting older yourself doesn’t make wrinkles start to look attractive. If anything, I find 40-ish women less attractive than I did when I was younger, now that I’ve taken the red pill and am always aware of the baggage they’re likely to be carrying. At 20, I might have gone for a fit 40-year-old, thinking she could teach me a thing or two. Now I just can’t see the point.
While writing this post, I discovered that she and Duchovny just divorced. So she’s available and 48. That’s just plain sad.