Is there actually anything meaningfully wrong with a relationship like Ana De Armas’ and Ben Affleck’s or is it literally just that age gaps make people feel icky and there’s no actual detriment?
She’s a successful actress in her 30s. Its not like she needs his money or something. She’s a grown adult, so you can’t really say he’s somehow manipulating her with the magical powers that apparently come with being older than your partner. There’s no meaningful power imbalance.
So what is really the issue? We just accept that these relationships are bad, but why? What’s the objection actually based on? Is it just sexual anxiety on the part of outside observers being projected on them?
I always wonder the same thing about Leonardo DiCaprio and his various girlfriends. These are all grown women with functioning brains, most of whom are semi-successful models. He’s not tricking them. They know his history. They know what they’re getting into. Why should I object or really care at all if the dude dates younger women?
These guys aren’t Doc Antle picking up desperate homeless girls and indoctrinating them in cages. Its not Harvey Weinstein making women trade sex for work. Its just two consenting adults in a relationship. Literally why does anyone care?