December 16, 2009
Embarrassing dad dance explained
Psychologist Dr Peter Lovatt of the University of Hertfordshire believes he has found the secret to the "embarrassing dad dance"; older men are signalling their sexual incompatibility with younger women.
He is mistaken, obviously.
My comment to the Daily Mail:
Despite his background in psychology (mine is in anthropology), Dr Lovatt must realize older men are perfectly capable of fathering children; as a man Dr Lovatt may have noticed older men do not lose interest. Even if the older man is physiologically weaker compared to a young man, his appeal is backed up by the increased status, economic and social power enjoyed by older men, all of interest to a younger woman.
It isn't Mad Men, it's biology.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 16, 2009 07:54 AM