Desperate to recapture his youth, he can’t even make love to his nubile young wife without Viagra.

It is a poignant, rather pathetic portrayal of the Ronnie Woods of this world and reveals the truth about love with an old rogue.

But after the first flutter of love and £50 notes, do these women really have any idea what is in store for them?

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He’s either not that interested (unless you’re wearing PVC or a nurse’s outfit) or he’s popping Viagra like Smarties and you’re up all night grappling with a wrinkly old bloke who thinks he’s Leonardo Di Caprio. No, he’d broken his front tooth and couldn’t bear to see her until he’d had it replaced.

One woman at the dinner, a glamorous fifty-something, told of her latest dating experience. Yes, teeth problems loom large with the older man, as does health in general.

His crepey skin stretched across his thin, boney face, his sun-damaged hand reached for her slender knee, his turkey neck wobbled in anticipation of a night of passion. One can only imagine that when they did make love, Miss Humphreys laid back and thought of the Bank of England.

How else can you explain the love affair between the scarecrow Wood and this lovely theatre producer?

At 54, I’ve never been tempted to go out with a much older - or much younger - man, knowing I’m far more likely to find common ground with someone who is also in their early 50s.

So why do men in their 50s and 60s suddenly dump the wives with whom they’ve shared a lifetime for much younger women?

You only have to look closely at the picture of Ronnie Wood to see what they’re in for.

He’s not only dyed his hair, he’s also dyed his eyebrows.

We’ve long become accustomed to the sight of fabulously wealthy and famous older men dating younger women, but when the age gap reaches more than 30 years, you have to wonder what the women can be thinking.