MALAYSIA - There is a growing number of older Malay women who prefer younger men as husbands, and not merely due to their vitality and affection.
A report in Metro Ahad highlighted several such marriages which includes a 49-year-old rich widow named Rina who married a man eight years her junior following five marriages with older men.
"A younger husband is more affectionate and coy at times compared to an older husband who is more romantic," she said.
She said a younger husband's expectations of an older wife were far greater compared to that of a younger wife.
"However, it cannot be denied that a younger husband has more power. The 'service' they give is very satisfying as they are out to prove their prowess whenever together," she added.
Veteran actress Rosnah Mat Aris, 58, said that it was "not all good and neither all bad" with regard to a woman having a younger husband who may even be eligible to be the woman's son due to the huge age gap.
Rosnah, who married 32-year-old Tajul Effendi Isa in November last year, said what was important was for the couple to have sincerity and trust while understanding the objective of getting into such a relationship.
"Irrespective of age, it is the intent of the person that is most important," she said, adding that older women should beware of younger men who might be only interested in their property and money.