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Kerre McIvor: Why I fancy people my own age

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I hadn't heard of the French author and television presenter Yann Moix until he made headlines around the world this week saying he was incapable of loving a 50-year-old.

The body of a 25-year-old was extraordinary - the body of a 50-year-old was not, he said.

However, only the parents of lithesome young Asian girls need fear their daughters ending up with a horny Gallic goat twice their daughter's age - Moix prefers young Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

At a time when people seem to spend their time in a permanent state of outrage, you can imagine the reaction.

Moix said he didn't feel obliged to apologise. And nor should he. I'd venture that many women aren't attracted to greying, grizzled, ageist French authors and they shouldn't apologise either.

We're all attracted to a certain type. It doesn't preclude us from finding love in surprising packages, but in a crowded room........

© New Zealand Herald