Lord Coe gets gold in the older man stakes: Olympics chief named most fanciable man over 45

  • He won survey of 3,000 women on sugardaddie.com
  • Beat Sir Paul McCartney (2nd) and Nick Knowles (3rd)
  • Alastair Campbell and Boris Johnson also in top five

By Mark Duell

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He has won huge acclaim for his role in organising London 2012.

But it seems the success of the Olympics has earned Lord Coe something else, as well - the title of Britain’s most fanciable older man.

A survey of women looking for an older man found former middle distance runner Lord Coe, 55, was the chap they would most like to date.

Popular: A survey of women looking for an older man found former middle distance runner Lord Coe, 55, was the chap they would most like to date

Popular: A survey of women looking for an older man found former middle distance runner Lord Coe, 55, was the chap they would most like to date

Sir Paul McCartney
 Nick Knowles

Also well-liked: Sir Paul McCartney (left), 70, was in second place, with TV presenter Nick Knowles (right), 49, in third, ahead of Alastair Campbell, 55

He beat Sir Paul McCartney, 70, into second, with TV presenter Nick Knowles, 49, third, ahead of Alastair Campbell, 55.

The former Labour spin doctor beat Conservatives Boris Johnson, 48, and David Cameron, 45, who came fifth and seventh respectively.

 

Earlier this month DIY SOS star Knowles, who turns 50 this year, married his 25-year-old bride Jessica Rose Moor - who is almost half his age.

The poll questioned 3,000 females on dating website sugardaddie.com about men aged 45 or over whom younger women would like to date.

Also in the top ten are TV presenters Andrew Marr, 53, and Dermot Murnaghan, 54 - married men both recently seen with other women.

A female favourite: Alastair Campbell, 55, was in fourth place in the survey that questioned 3,000 women on dating website sugardaddie.com

A female favourite: Alastair Campbell, 55, was in fourth place in the survey that questioned 3,000 women on dating website sugardaddie.com

Tory duo: Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (right), pictured together earlier this month, were also highly-rated

Tory duo: Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (right), pictured together earlier this month, were also highly-rated

And, less surprisingly, billionaires Sir Richard Branson, 62, and Bernie Ecclestone, 81, both feature in the top ten compiled by the website.

THE TOP TEN OLDER MEN

  1. Lord Sebastian Coe (55)
  2. Sir Paul McCartney (70)
  3. Nick Knowles (49)
  4. Alastair Campbell (55)
  5. Boris Johnson (48)
  6. Dermot Murnaghan (54)
  7. David Cameron (45)
  8. Bernie Ecclestone (81)
  9. Andrew Marr (53)
  10. Sir Richard Branson (62)

Almost two-thirds of women visiting the website say they are not attracted to younger men - against the rise of the so-called 'cougar' trend of older women.

Helen Croydon, the author of Sugar Daddy Diaries, a memoir of her experiences exploring her penchant for the older man, explained the formula.

She said: ‘For a younger woman, the attraction is wisdom, confidence, sophistication, panache, emotional maturity, their ability to express themselves and even their style.

‘It isn’t money per se which attracts younger women. Money is often a symptom of success but it is success and prestige which is attractive.’

 

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I can only assume the list was a very limited choice of extremely wealthy UK men? Personally, for me - Keanu Reeves all the way...

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Yes, where did they find these women? I noticed the thick wallets of some of men. What are these women really after?

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What happened to gorgeous George? Is it just British men? I'm with Dolly on Alec Baldwin and Joe Lando.

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Where did they find these women??!!

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Someone who knows him told me he's never off the bottle!

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Sir Paul McCartney?, youve got to be joking, If you put a marble on his face it wouldnt roll off!.

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Good grief, there really are some sad people about!

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Hair like a badger's ***, and wrinkles like a Sharpei - that's the full list of them. Boring or what? G4S in charge of Grecian 2000 stores perhaps?

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oh dear, DM do not go down that path, we had enough of him during olympics, lining his pockets at every turn. he has never done anything for anyone. just in it for himself.

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ive seen better looking bacteria on a slide

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