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It wasn't the first time I'd looked after a drunken youngster who found it easier to confide in me than his mum about his problems and my place was close, so I agreed.

Amanda Platell thinks that something is going on with young men these days - and that it's not so much the fact that they want to date older woman as that they DON'T want to have to commit to younger women This was no filial embrace.

Towards the end of a 60th birthday party, I felt an arm slink around my waist. I knew he'd broken up with his girlfriend and thought he wanted some advice from Agony Aunt Amanda.

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.

Now that I’m single in my 30’s, I really only want to date guys very close to my age.

Less than a handful of years younger would be okay, and maybe one or two years older, but that’s about it.

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It's well known that people are marrying later and later: the average age for a man is 32 and a woman 30.

A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.

Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.

Certainly a 50-year-old man dating a 22-year-old woman is better than a 58-year-old-man marrying an 8-year-old girl, but how much better exactly?

According to Hugo Schwyzer, this age dynamic is sexist and hurts men and women alike.