Monday, 11 August 2008

Mati Conejero: fails the age test!

In today’s society, it’s not unusual for an older person to hook up with a much younger partner.

Just like Spanish-born Mati Conejero (43), the third wife of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

Her new lover Robert Thompson is only 23!

Not quite jailbait admittedly but where do you draw the line?

Well, according to psychologists the general rule of thumb that should be applied in such cases to determine whether such relationships are morally and socially ethical is the "half-your-age-plus-seven rule".

Applying this formulae to Mati Conejero, and you come up with a minimum age for her partner of 28.5!

So Mati fails the test miserably!!!

The logic behind the test largely hinges of the fact that relationships with very large age differences are unlikely to result in any offspring. Or you could say that no matter how many times he humps her, Robert Thompson is very unlikely to get Mati Conejero pregnant given that she is now in her early 40s.

There are of course many other famous relationships that fail the "half-your-age-plus-seven rule”, including one between a well known religious figure and his extremely young wife indeed. In addition, Michael Douglas was pushing it a bit when he got married to Catherine Zeta-Jones who is a full quarter of a century younger than him! But heck? Who can blame him, eh?