If they have her love, how old should they be?
What’s the perfect age a man should be when you date him?
The answer may come from singer Jennifer Lopez, who has very strong opinions on the subject of dating.
In a video for Tinder, Lopez helps a woman called Brooke to find a date using the app.
Scrolling through Brooke’s account, Lopez comes across a 29-year-old called Maurice, who is a social media manager.
While he looks like a decent prospect, Lopez is quick to dismiss him.
“Guys until they’re 33 are really useless,” she declares.
Although Brooke later goes on to match with men under the age of 33, Lopez seems very firm in her assertion about younger men.
Men in their 20s, Lopez has previously said, “are very confident and cocky, and women are super insecure”. “And then it flips – men get super insecure, and women get comfortable in their own skin, in a way that makes them more beautiful,” she continued.
The actress has been very open about her past relationships, including her romance with and engagement to Ben Affleck, who was 30 when the pair met. Lopez has previously spoken about how she “lost her sense of self” during the relationship, and Affleck has also said it became overwhelming for both of them.
She also spoke about dating “younger men” during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Asked about how she likes to date younger men, Lopez answered: “O.K., first of all, stop. I don’t ‘date younger men’. It’s not like you have to be younger, it’s not about that.”
In 2011, when Lopez was 42, she started dating back-up dancer Casper ‘Beau’ Smart, who at the time was 24. . “[Smart] was the first guy I ever dated who was younger than me, but then I got labelled right away,” she said.
During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez said age “doesn’t matter, it’s whether I’m attracted to them or not: attracted to their spirit, their soul, whatever their energy is”.
Lopez is now engaged to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, and it’s clear she’s confident and comfortable in her own skin, and living by her 33 and over rule is what has worked for her.