There is no doubt that George Clooney is one of the hottest men over 50 out there today. He's known for choosing and then throwing away one gorgeous women after another, the most recent being Stacy Keibler.
Let's be honest, it came as no surprise when the end of George and Stacy's fairytale romance was announced a few days ago. George can't seem to settle down with just one woman in his life for more than two or three years. Why? Because he's a notorious and endearing Bad Boy.
Most women, no matter what age they are, love a Bad Boy. This is why most men believe that nice guys finish last. And truthfully, they usually do because a Bad Boy like George has the ability to make a woman feel alive. He charms her with his words and expensive gifts, making her feel like she's living on cloud nine.
He gets away with it because a Bad Boy is one of those rare men out there that truly understands what makes a woman tick. He knows just the right words and actions to make any woman his, making her feel like the most beautiful and the most desirable woman on the planet.
He'll confide there is no one else he can trust to share his deepest thoughts and feelings with. This tiny piece of vulnerability in a man is a huge turn on for most women. She feels honored that he, this handsome catch, chose her over everyone else to be his girlfriend.
She'll end up doing anything she can to remain his confidante and lover, having fallen for this special man based on his words and the chemistry she feels with him.
He can tell her he never plans to marry but she'll never hear it. After all the touching stories he shares about his life, and because he makes her feel so special, she'll believe in her heart she's "the one" who will be able to change his way of thinking forever.
In the moment when he says, "I love you" to her, he does mean it. Bad Boys mean well but they can't make a commitment to anyone for very long.
They love the falling in love part. It's fun and it's sexy but a Bad Boy quickly tires of a woman once the chase is over. That's when he goes back to his own life and starts looking for someone or something he thinks might be a better fit for him in the moment.
He doesn't mean to, but in the end, he'll shatter a woman's heart. Sometimes, he'll come back to do it again between relationships by wooing her once more, sharing what she means to him and how much he has missed her.
She'll hope this will be the time he'll stay with her. But he won't.
A tell-tale sign of the Bad Boy is his extremes in life. He's often very handsome and very masculine. George sure is. A Bad Boy has to have the best liquor, cars, homes and women; think of Stacy and Elisabetta Canalis and all of the others who have been spotted in one of his luxury sports cars or palatial homes.
He's often extremely wealthy and extremely fast in whatever he does. He's quite exciting and often very self-indulgent.
A Bad Boy can make a woman miserable because he'll shut her out without a second thought. His words are often hollow, since they are rarely followed by action or commitment that a woman may desire from him.
George is lovely to look at, and he might make you laugh and he might charm the pants right off of you. But his history proves that it's only a matter of time -- count on three years or less -- before he moves on.
Ladies, there are lots of Georges out there and if you choose someone like him to spend time with, consider just making him a friend. Bad Boys are great friends because no commitment of any kind is involved. You'll have lots of fun.
Although he may not be as sexy as George, the nice guy really is the one you want for the long haul. He's the man who will try and make you happy anyway he can. He's the one who will massage your back when it hurts or hug you when you're sad. He's the man who will make sure his actions match his words.
If you are still not convinced, just ask Kelly Preston, Talia Balsam or any of George's former leading ladies which kind of man they now prefer in their life.
Lisa Copeland is the Dating Coach who makes dating over 50 fun and easy. Find out more at www.FindAQualityMan.com and get access to Lisa's free report, "5 Little Known Secrets To Finding A Quality Man."
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<strong>Who:</strong> Barack Obama, 50<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> Besides being the first African American to hold the office of President of the United States, the Harvard-educated Barack Obama has clearly kept his family a priority, taking on another role as assistant basketball coach, and, as his <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20500603,00.html" target="_hplink">Father's Day essay</a> reports, making sure his two girls still 'do their chores, make their beds, finish their schoolwork and take care of the dog,' regardless of their White House residency.
<strong>Who:</strong> Richard Branson, 61<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> The British business tycoon has conquered just about everything -- including space. When Branson was 16, he started a magazine called <em><a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/08/01/8382250/" target="_hplink">Student</a></em>, and hasn't slowed down since. <br /> <br />Branson has always <em>enjoyed</em> what he does, which is one of the reason we believe he is so successful. "For me business is not about wearing suits, or keeping stockholders pleased. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials," <a href="http://yfsentrepreneur.com/2011/06/21/yfs-magazine-and-virgin-america-small-business-travel-contest-takes-flight/?quick_view=1" target="_hplink">asserts</a> the billionaire. Branson is a representative of <a href="http://www.theelders.org/" target="_hplink">The Elders</a>, a group determined to reach peace, eliminate suffering, and provide education around the world. This is one of his many humanitarian participations. Photo: Getty
<strong>Who:</strong> Robert Redford, 75 <br /> <strong>Why:</strong> The two-time Academy Award winning actor has done more than star in some of the most memorable films of all time -- he's helped make sure movies get made. In 1969, Redford bought Timphaven Mountain in Provo, Utah - which he renamed, "Sundance" after his iconic role of "The Sundance Kid". <br /> The Sundance Film Festival is the preeminent event for Independent films in the United States. Redford was the inaugural chairman. Photo: Getty
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<strong>Who:</strong> Howard Schultz, 58<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> The former Chairman and CEO fo Starbucks is more than the man behind a good cup of coffee. <br /> <br /> Schultz has lead with his soul, allowing him to act responsibly in his business ventures. He speaks out on his concerns of the global economic crisis and has been awarded numerous times for his charitable efforts. Specifically, the National Leadership Award, the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award and the <em><a href="http://www.firstmagazine.com/" target="_hplink">FIRST Magazine</a></em> Responsbile Capitalism Award.
<strong>Who:</strong> Tom Ford, 50<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> The Texas born Fashion designer, style icon, architecture buff and Academy Award nominated director is one of the most important men in popular culture today. <br /> <br /> Ford transformed the house of Gucci (which was valued at $4.3 billion when he started and $10 billion when he left) back into a Fashion powerhouse. Shortly after, he started Tom Ford - a brand, which when it started, was considered to be the epitome of a modern day gentleman's wardrobe. Although sometimes controversial, Ford has spoken out about his homosexuality and his opinions on monogamy and sexuality.
<strong>Who:</strong> Colin Powell, 74<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> The retired Four-Star Army General and former (and frist African American) Secretary of State has done far more than serve our country, but we must make mention of it. Powell has received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. <br /> <br /> Although his reputation was soiled in the now infamous WMD/Invasion of Iraq speech, Powell was since spoken out about reforming the intelligence community. An interesting fact about the former Joint Chief of Staff: He <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/08/a-conversation-with-colin-powell/3436/#" target="_hplink">restores old cars</a> as a hobby. Photo: Getty
<strong>Who:</strong> Dan Marino, 50 <br /> <strong>Why:</strong> Not only has the gridiron icon been ranked as the No. 25 football player of all time by NFL Films in 2010, but he has also raised more than $30 million with the Dan Marino Foundation to help children with autism, like his son, Michael. Married to wife Claire since the 1980s, the father of six is also an entrepreneur with a growing restaurant chain.
<strong>Who:</strong> Alec Baldwin, 54<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> While we wag our fingers at the actor's tendency for outrageous Twitter outbursts -- and <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/alec-baldwin-american-airlines-disagree-on-what-happened-during-words-with-friends-incident/2011/12/08/gIQAKqrEgO_story.html" target="_hplink">extreme love of Words With Friends</a> -- Baldwin's charm knows no bounds. <br /> <br />As <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/arts/television/alec-baldwin-sets-record-hosting-snl.html"><em>Saturday Night Live</em>'s most frequent host</a>, the smarmy exec with the heart of 24K gold on <em>30 Rock<em> and the narrator of the phenomenal <em>Frozen Planet</em> series, we'll look the other way at the 54-year-old's more juvenile tendencies.
<strong>Who:</strong> Matt Lauer, 54<br /> <strong>Why:</strong> Co-host of NBC's "TODAY" since 1997, the dashing Lauer is the cream in our morning coffee, mixing the serious presidential interviews and reporting from the Middle East with the just-plain-goofy, including that "Where In The World Is Matt" travel segment thing and a recent smooch with Howard Stern. Only Lauer has the brains and the likability to strike the balance with panache.
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