Leonardo DiCaprio’s dating habits turn people off – and for good reason

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most recognizable celebrities and there is no doubt that he is one of the greatest actors of our generation.

But as the world focuses on his incredible talents and humanitarian efforts, there is a huge elephant in the room that needs to be discussed: his love life.

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Leo definitely has a type: tall, blond, slim and young. There is nothing wrong with it. Most people have a type, after all.

But over the weekend, Reddit user TrustLittleBrother created a chart (see below) of Leo’s dating habits and it made waves on the internet. It highlights something that has gone over everyone’s heads: Leo has never dated a woman over 25.

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Credit: Reddit user TrustLittleBrother

The graphic shows eight of Leo’s girlfriends, including stars like Gisele Bundchen and Blake lively, who were 18 and 21, respectively, when they started dating the actor. Only three of the women on the list were 25, but the following year he had moved on to the next girl.

In February, Gisele described how Leo’s toxic behavior affected her. She said CARRY,

“No longer numbing myself from smoking, alcohol and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I had chosen not to watch. Was I the only one who wanted to do some serious soul-searching when he remained the same? Ultimately, unfortunately, the answer was yes.

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Leo, now 44, has moved on to another impressionable young girl: 21-year-old Argentinian model (and Al Pacino’s stepdaughter) Camila Morrone.

When you look at it without context, it’s just another middle-aged celebrity dating a younger woman, which unfortunately is quite common in Hollywood. But what makes the whole relationship weird is the fact that he’s known Camila since she was 11. To put that in perspective, when Leo was in his thirties his future girlfriend was just starting college. Totally disgusting, but then again, he’s not the first celebrity to do something like this.

Woody Allen is known to have an inappropriate relationship with his former partner, Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen started dating Farrow in 1980, making Soon-Yi 10 years when she first met Woody.

Besides Woody, countless other men have dated women much younger than them – think Drake (31) and Bella Harris (18), John Mayer (then 32) and Taylor Swift (then 21), Scott Disick (36) and Sofia Richie (21), and Wilmer Valderrama (then 36) and Demi Lovato (then 23).

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Leo’s newest girlfriends from left to right: Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn, Kelly Rohrbach, Nina Adgal, Camila Morrone

There is always the question of why some older men choose to date women much younger than them. They are certainly not shared life experiences and it is much more complex than sex. It’s about control.

Professor at Temple University Laurence Steinberg Explain,

“Significant changes in the anatomy and activity of the brain still occur in early adulthood, especially in the prefrontal regions which are important for planning ahead, anticipating the future consequences of one’s decisions, controlling impulses and compare risks and rewards. “

In other words, our cognitive skills are not fully developed and therefore it is possible for a man to mold you into the person he wants you to be. Of course, as you get older, it’s inevitable that your brain will continue to mature.

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Leonardo and Gisèle in the early 2000s

We’ve all heard that girls mature faster than boys and it’s true. In one British study carried out in 2013, scientists found that women’s brains reached emotional maturity at age 32, while men matured at 43. They also found that the prefrontal cortex fully develops in women at 21 and men at 25.

Is Leo guilty of this? Who knows. But it’s interesting that he seems to be dating women just as they start to mature. And yet, once development is complete and they achieve their long-term goals, he lets them down. In short, for him, women are disposable.

Take Gisèle for example. She grew up, took charge, and realized that she didn’t like who she was when she was with Leo. So she did what was best for her and left.

Yes, Camila is a consenting adult. But there’s no denying that given the history between the two, their relationship must be called into question. Considering Leo’s dating pattern, they likely won’t last long.

What is perhaps most interesting about Leo’s situation, in particular, is that he is considered “awake” when it comes to the danger our planet finds itself in and yet he does not seem to be. be able to control their own misogyny and ageism.

At least now we can all stop asking why he and Kate Winslet never got together. She was really too old.

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