I’ve dated a fair number of women who are older than I am, and for the most part they seemed to be a little unsure of how to interpret the age difference. I’m not sure, either, that I understand what it means to date someone who’s significantly older or younger.
It’s pretty clear what Hugh Hefner is getting out of his arrangement, but for the rest of us large age gaps are a little difficult to comprehend. I do believe that age is not a major predictor of success or failure in a relationship, but it does seem to have some effect. Priorities just tend to be different when you look at more than 10 or 15 years difference.