Then let thy love be younger than thyself,
Or thy affection cannot hold the bent.
For women are as roses, whose fair flower,
Being once displayed, doth fall that very hour.

– William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 4. Orsino advices Cesario (Viola) to marry a young woman, since a woman’s beauty fades as quickly as a husband’s desire for his wife especially after he has slept with her.