Although odd couple Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood have officially called it quits, their bond remains strong, according to Us Weekly.  The 23-year-old actress told Nylon Magazine that she still feels close to ex Marilyn Manson, 41, because he, “had a hand in raising me.”   The two have had an on-again off-again relationship since meeting in 2006, including an engagement that lasted for seven months in 2009.  Despite their recent split, Wood says she’ll always have affection for Manson.  “I’m always gonna love that guy.  He’s a genius, he’s an amazing artist, we’re still friends.  Some things just aren’t meant to be.”

What are the benefits of dating someone much older than yourself?


Cupid’s Advice:

While Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood’s father-daughter relationship is a little out of the ordinary, there still are benefits to dating someone much older.  Cupid has some ideas about why you should try going out with someone in a different age bracket:

1. Learn something: If the person you’re dating is much older, they probably have a lot of life and love experiences that you haven’t.  Take the opportunity to learn everything you can from your older and wiser partner.

2. Show me the money: Not to be materialistic, but if you’re with someone who is considerably older than you, chances are they have had the time to accumulate a bit of cash.  Enjoy the fruits of your mate’s labor, and let them treat you!

3. Better with age: Maturity comes with age, so dating someone older inevitably means less video games and fart jokes.  And that’s a good thing.