Problems with women dating older men
Like many boarding school boys forcibly removed from their mother at an early age, I tended to place women on unfeasibly high pedestals.With her statuesque figure and alabaster skin, Judith wouldn’t have looked out of place atop a Doric column.Her poise and self-assuredness stood in contrast to my gauche inarticulacy.She was the most sophisticated creature I’d ever met.
But it wasn’t just her dreamy looks that had me hypnotised.
In what I can only imagine was a deliberately cruel move on the part of the school, Judith’s living quarters had been tantalisingly positioned bang next door to the boys’ dormitory, just the other side of a paper-thin wall.
So while we were forced to lie in petrified silence on pain of punishment, Judith could clearly be heard giggling into her phone and dancing along to her transistor radio.
The first woman I ever fell in love with was 20 years older than me.
Her name was Judith and she worked as a matron at my boarding school.
I was 15 years old — the same age French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was when he had his first tentative encounter with wife-to-be, Brigitte Trogneux.