An older man who chases young women is denounced as a dirty old man, but an older woman who chases young men for sex or love — think of Demi Moore — are called cougars.
As for those men who look forward to the day when age shall unchain them from that lunatic down below — many of them will be shocked when they discover that it refuses to grow up, shut up and behave.
Nobody said that Michael Douglas was a dirty old man when he married Catherine Zeta-Jones — a woman 25 years younger than himself.
Was Sean Penn called a dirty old man when he dated Scarlett Johansson, who was 29 years younger?
Whenever I found him with his arm around some woman I used to say to him, mimicking the voice of Harold Steptoe, ‘You dirty old man! I remember the horror of seeing him on the floor of the Groucho Club after he made a puckered-lipped lunge at a woman — and missed and fell off his bar stool.
At 80 he would wobble along on his walking frame and go up to women at bus stops and say: ‘Hello beautiful, want to have lunch with me? And yet here I am, nearly 60 and still on the pull.