While dating an older woman clearly has its advantages, including life experience and maturity, an expert EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com that Harry’s preference could stem from his childhood. Harry’s parents divorced when he was just seven years old and his mother remarried soon after.
“When things got rearranged in young Harry’s life, he would have had fears of being abandoned by his mom, or at least being loved less than she loved his new stepfather,” said Carole Lieberman, psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets.
Even though Harry’s mom, Anne Cox, has always remained his number one fan, Dr. Lieberman believes Harry looks to an older woman for comfort, as his mother did in the past. “Unconsciously, Harry is looking for an older woman who will adore him, like his mom to soothe his old fears and insecurities,” she says.
Harry’s bandmates agree! Harry and Zayn Malik are asked about their penchant for older women in a recent video interview, and Zayn admits, “That’s more so Harry. He likes an older woman.”
And who can blame them!
Do YOU think Harry should continue dating older women, HollywoodLifers?
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