Hardwell has been crowned as the World’s No.1 DJ at a sold out awards party in Amsterdam.
The Dutch DJ, who is from the same town as Tiesto, toppled five time winner Armin Van Buuren, who remains the Highest Trance DJ at No.2.
Earlier this evening Tiesto was crowned with the Top 100 DJs Legend Award, bought to you by KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines. This award was introduced to recognise the 20th Anniversary of Top 100 DJs and to celebrate the greatest DJ this period.
Hardwell is now in a jet en-route to a packed Top 100 DJs London party at Electric Brixton.
Here are your Top 100 DJs of 2013:
100. Ran D
99. Ummet Ozcan
98. Solar Stone
96. Matt Darey
95. DJs From Mars
94. Diego Miranda
93. Mat Zo
92. Paul Oakenfold
90. Stafford Brothers
89. Benny Benassi
88. Bob Sinclar
86. Da Tweekaz
83. Wasted Penguinz
82. John O’Callaghan
80. Cosmic Gate
79. Myon and Shane 54
77. Martin Solveig
76. Richie Hawtin
73. Dillon Francis
72. D Block and S Te Fan
70. Project 46
69. Quentin Mosimann
68. DJ Antoine
67. Mike Candys
63. Gunz For Hire
62. DJ Feel
61. Brennan Heart
55. Tommy Trash
54. Eric Prydz
53. Infected Mushroom
52. Bingo Players
51. Gareth Emery
49. Orjan Nielsen
46. Carl Cox
42. Ferry Corsten
41. Porter Robinson
40. Martin Garrix
39. Sander Van Doorn
38. Steve Angello
35. Dada Life
32. Paul Van Dyk
31. Laidback Luke
29. Fedde Le Grand
28. Andrew Rayel
26. Swedish House Mafia
25. Knife Party
22. Daft Punk
21. Markus Schulz
20. Aly & Fila
17.Above & Beyond
10. Dash Berlin
08. Steve Aoki
07. Nicky Romero
06. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
05. David Guetta
02. Armin van Buuren
1.They try harder:
They feel so lucky and excited about the fact that they have the chance to be with an older woman that they will try their best to “man up” (pun absolutely intended) and impress their Puma.
2.They’re more fun:
This depends a lot on how much older you are than your guy, but general rule of thumb is that a guy who is three years younger than you will be a lot more fun than one who is three years older than you and is probably in a more advanced stage in his professional life than the younger guy (although this isn’t always the case, a lot of kids get their shit together from a very early age, and a lot of guys just never get their shit together.)
3. They are very eager to please you:
Both in the bedroom and outside, since they are under the illusion (false or real) that you have more experience than they do and have a long trajectory of being wined and dined in really amazing places and a lot of sexual encounters to compare them to. Your younger guy will put a good amount of effort into wooing you with awesome dates and will also have a strong desire to please you and learn from you in the bedroom because he believes that your age equates to you being more knowledgeable than he is.
4. They respect you more:
His mom always told him to respect his elders, and this includes the women that he dates as well.
5. He will be your biggest fan:
The fact that you are older subconsciously makes him look up to you. No guy will ever be prouder of your achievements than a younger guy.
6. They bring out the absolute best in you:
Let’s be honest here, a girl will never take a younger guy as seriously as she would an older guy, not at first at least. This gives you an unconscious license to let your guard down and be goofier and more free-spirited than you would normally allow yourself to be with an older guy.
With a youngster you’re not afraid to let him see you at your absolute worst, which means he will see your best side and your worst side and very likely still love you, because he sees you as his trophy (hey man! I’m dating an older chick!).
Believe it or not, in the long run, this will make you happier than you could ever be with a guy you feel you need to impress, which is why it is so great to date a younger man.
You want to date someone who appreciates you. Someone with his shit together. Someone mature, evolved. Ready to take you seriously. The problem is, you think that person has to be older than you. But you’re wrong. Just as chronological age doesn’t always “cure” one of immaturity, a man can be all of these things and still be 24, 28, 30 (depending on what you consider young). You just need to give him a chance.
1. He’s bored with girls his own age.
If there’s one complaint I hear from younger men—and the reason they’re interested in older women, is that they’re a little tired of the same old scene and games. They’re very into the idea of spending time with a woman who brings a little more to the table—a whole world of experience and interests outside of his own. He’s not dumb because he’s 27. He’s smarter than you think and would welcome a grown-up conversation, not to mention a mature relationship.
No one can make you feel old—that’s on you. Let go of your inhibitions… and what you may discover is that the world feels a little bigger, and the night a lot younger.
2. He’s not just out to hit it and quit it.
To say men JUST want sex, especially young men, isn’t a fair assessment. They’ve been having sex for years, and it’s not like they can’t get it if they want it. They may be less inclined to marry right away or at all, perhaps, but that’s not the same as not wanting a real relationship. And many desperately do.
3. He thinks you’re hot.
Stop it with the, “Oh but he probably wants some 21-year-old chick with perfect breasts.” There will always be scores of young hot girls roaming the planet. You’re wrong to think he couldn’t be turned on by you. Guys aren’t all looking for a girl off a billboard. Men like curves—and the women who bear them with an air of self-possession and desire. Guys like pleasing women and being enjoyed by a woman who appreciates them. You know your body, what makes it tick, and what turns it on and makes it happy. He’s really, really into that.
4. He’s not hung up on age;
you are.I haven’t met a young man yet who said they would never date a woman older than him. Sure, some may be a little hesitant about how to handle or be with a woman’s children, but it’s not always a dealbreaker. But as for not liking you simply because you’re whatever age you are? Nope. Quite the opposite; he’s proud of it. You make him feel like the man he wants to be.He’s got energy and optimism to spare.
I’m not making a stamina joke here. I mean sheer energy—a bright, capable man who’s in the earlier phase of his career and life can be a thrill to be around. He’s not jaded by losses, failure, or the spectre of retirement. Any man who hates where he is in life and resents others for it is going to be a drag. But if he’s young and he’s got plans, that momentum can be inspiring. Even contagious.
5. What he lacks in money, he makes up for in resourcefulness and ambition.
If you happen to date a 25-year-old who just sold his start-up to Yahoo, then money is no issue. But for most, money is tight. My boyfriend is a musician and composer who also works a part-time job, and he doesn’t have a disposable income. But he’s scrappy and resourceful. So no, he’s not springing for big dinners or trips to St. Bart’s. But he cooks an outstanding meal. Sometimes I’ll cover the check when he’s in a tough spot and I’m feeling like sushi. But the idea that a man will ciphon off money is only as true as the person’s character, not age. A man struggling to make it knows the value of a dollar, and that alone is far more appealing than the one who throws money at you in an attempt to impress.
6. He’ll make you feel like your old self.
I don’t mean “old” as in aged, but old as in best version of you. The fun, spontaneous you. Any good relationship should do this, regardless of age. And no one can make you feel old—that’s on you. Let go of your inhibitions and run around a bit with an energetic 24- or 31-year-old, and what you may discover is that the world feels a little bigger, and the night a lot younger.
1. Don’t Consider Yourself a “Cougar”
The term “cougar” has a predatory connotation that women don’t want to be associated with. It gives the implication that older women are on the prowl, hunting younger men, known as “cubs”, as if they are prey. However, most women are approached by younger men, not the other way around. Labels are generally never a good idea. By not associating yourself with that term, you will erase any negative feelings toward having a relationship with a man much younger than yourself.
Men are attracted to confident women regardless of their age. This will actually play in your favor. Younger women tend to have more insecurities as they are still figuring out their place in the world, drawn to dating “bad boys” and are more likely to play games with the men that they date. On the other hand, older women are already established, are more comfortable in their skin and are finished with all the BS games they played when they were younger. This is a big reason why younger men find older women so attractive. Remember that you have a great deal to offer any man worthy of your attention, whatever his age may be.
3. Know What You Want
Before going on a first date, know what type of relationship you want. Are you interested in a fling, a committed long-term relationship or friends with benefits? If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you won’t know if the man you’re dating is the right fit. That would be like interviewing people with no specific job in mind. That’s the way young women date, and you’re not that naïve.
4. Date with No Fear
This is not your first rodeo. At this point in your life you have probably been married before, have kids or made the choice to have neither. Either way, you know that a man isn’t going to make or break you. This strength is another trait that attracts younger men to older women. It takes a great deal of the pressure off of them and the relationship. Older women aren’t inclined rush into a commitment too quickly. They continue to date other men until a relationship is established. They understand that a date is just a date and not a marriage proposal. If there’s no second date, it’s not a big deal. Your world isn’t crushed because one man didn’t call back.
If things progress into a relationship, keeping an open line of communication is essential. The two of you must talk about your expectations, needs and fears. You need to know if he wants to have children. This will be a definite deal-breaker if you’re either past the point of having children or have no desire to have kids. If children are not a deal-breaker for you, there are several options for you down the road. Also, discuss how you will handle the situation if your families are opposed to the relationship, and talk about the elephant in the room. Don’t be afraid to discuss why both of you were drawn to date someone that isn’t close to your age range. Do this when things are getting serious, not on the first or second date.
6. Don’t Assume the Relationship Isn’t Viable
Some women are afraid a relationship with a younger man won’t be viable, although this could be said of any relationship. You never know what you’re getting into until you’re in it. As long as both people keep an open line of communication and respect each other, there is no reason a relationship between an older woman and younger man can’t work out. Don’t put an expiration date on your relationship, unless a short fling is what you’re looking for.
7. Be Prepared for Scrutiny
Society is becoming more accepting of seeing older women with younger men, but there will still be some people who make “jokes” that are hurtful or eyebrows that will be raised. As long as the couple is happy and strong, it won’t matter what others think. Your family members may have issues in the beginning, but over time they too will see that the two of you make each other happy and will ultimately accept the relationship.
8. Don’t Assume He Will Cheat
As you are aging you may begin to feel insecure that he will begin to find you unattractive. If you have been together long enough for your body to go through significant changes, you should have more than a physical connection. If he’s a cheater, it wouldn’t matter how old you are. He would still cheat. Besides, he’s also aging and you could easily trade him in for a younger model as well. Don’t let him forget that.
9. Be His Lover Not His Mommy
You will have more life experience than a younger man, and with that comes a certain amount of mentoring. Younger men have more respect for older women because they are more successful and have more experience than women their own age. It can be nice to be a lover and mentor, but be careful that you don’t cross the line into “mommy” territory. If the balance is lost, the passion will die out, causing the relationship to end.
When Stig Blomqvist (Porsche 911) and Ian Duncan (Ford Capri V8) started the last day of the East African Safari Classic Rally this morning, they were separated by just nine seconds with Duncan possessing the miniscule advantage. On the first competitive section – a run back through the Taita Hills – almost incredibly these two drivers set equal fastest time with the stopwatch unable to separate them. Thus the gap remained nine seconds in the Kenyan driver’s favour.
But on the second section, the tide of fortune turned once again and this time it was in Blomqvist’s favour as he beat Duncan by forty-seven seconds and thus led the rally by thirty-eight seconds with just one competitive section before reaching the finish ramp at the Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa.
However, there was one major twist of fate still remaining in this extraordinary endurance rally for classic cars when Blomqvist punctured on the very last section and lost four minutes and the lead. Thus Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch win the Safari Classic for the second time in four years to lift once again the hearts of their faithful Kenyan supporters. After this ongoing battle of seconds Duncan’s overall lead was 3 minutes 14 seconds over the Swedish crew. For Blomqvist, who said before the rally that he never had much luck on the Safari, this was a bitter blow when it looked as if Dame Fortune was finally going to smile on him in Africa.
A Porsche won the last Safari Classic in 2011 and this time the German marque almost filled half the entry list. Indeed, seven of them finished in the top ten places with only Duncan’s Ford Capri, Steve Perez’s Datsun 260Z and John Lloyd’s Ford Escort Mk2 to keep them company. In some ways, Duncan’s victory could be said to be a double victory for Africa since the Capri that he was driving was originally manufactured for Ford in South Africa.
Third place went to Belgians, Gérard Marcy and Stéphané Prevot driving – like Blomqvist and Parmander – a Tuthill prepared Porsche 911. Their was an unchallenged run to the podium and a complete justification of their intention, announced before the start, that they would be proceeding at their own pace. Just behind them, a strong charge from Onkar Rai and Baldev Chager in a Porsche 911 was held off by the Amigos Team Datsun 260Z of Steve Perez and John Millington with the British pair showing their mettle by beating the flying Kenyans on the last stage by over a minute and a half to preserve their fourth place overall.
Kenyan father-and-son crew, David and Alex Horsey, took sixth place in another Tuthill prepared Porsche 911 with Safari Rally lover John Lloyd in seventh in a Viking Ford Escort Mk2 with co-driver Gavin Laurence. The remainder of the top ten places were occupied by Porsche 911s with Gregoire de Mevius and Alain Guehennec setting themselves a steady pace on the last day of this eventful rally and taking eighth place in a BMA Porsche 911. Kenyan crew Manvir Baryan and Jaswinder Chana claimed ninth place with the Belgian crew of Patrick Van Heurck and Alain Lopez rounding up the overall top ten in a Tuthill Porsche 911.
The battle for victory of this nine-day epic rally has kept everyone holding their breath but the stamina and skill of all the crews must be celebrated. This year the East African Safari Classic crown remains in Kenya but there is no doubt that it will be just as hotly contested in two years time.
In the endurance struggle that is the East African Safari Classic Rally, with just one day and three competitive sections to go, the point is normally reached when one would expect to find competitors separated by whole fractions of an hour and looking to conserve their positions in the classification not to mention preserving their cars. For many competitors, this is the case but, up front, the situation is that the two leaders are separated by seconds and are still going for victory ‘hammer and tongs’.
Stig Blomqvist left Naivasha this morning in his Tuthill Porsche 911 with a scanty lead of fifty-nine seconds over Ian Duncan in his Ford Capri V8 and promptly made his mark by setting a fastest time on the first competitive section that was three minutes and three seconds faster than his pursuer who suffered a puncture.
But then Blomqvist’s luck took a downturn and he sustained a puncture and lost four minutes and eight seconds to Duncan who promptly moved back into the front with a lead of six seconds over the Swedish, ex-World Rally Champion. On the third and last competitive section of the day, it was Duncan who again had the advantage and extended his lead – by another three seconds to a total of nine seconds.
Behind these two, there have been few changes. The Horseys had been looking to make progress themselves on the man ahead of them, Steve Perez in the Amigos Datsun 260Z who had started the day more than six minutes ahead of them. However they are still over three minutes behind Perez and another Kenyan crew Rai and Chager have made up some time and are now only 16 seconds behind them.
By virtue of a sterling performance on the first section, Gregoire de Mevius put his BMA Porsche 911 back into the top ten by gobbling up the thirteen seconds that he lagged behind Phillipe van Heurck also Porsche mounted. He then led van Heurck by more then two and half minutes. He repeated the performance on the second section going two and half minutes quicker than Kenyan, Manvir Baryan in a Porsche 911 to grab ninth place overall, albeit by a mere five seconds. At the end of the day, he was promoted to eighth by Geoff Bell’s misfortunes in his Datsun 260Z who broke his differential on the third section. However de Mevius stands little hope of advancing further without major trouble striking those ahead of him since he lies almost twenty-three minutes behind John Lloyd in his Viking Autosport Ford Escort Mk2 in seventh place.
Fridayis the last day of competition and see the remaining crews tackle three stages all very similar to the three that started this rally eight days ago last Thursday. These three sections total one hundred and ninety kilometres and there will be several prayers being offered up tonight by the surviving crews : freedom from mechanical problems, no punctures and a good clean run back to the Whitesands Hotel outside Mombasa. But all eyes will be on Duncan and Blomqvist as they struggle for victory in Ford Capri and Porsche 911 respectively.
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There is rarely an uneventful day on East African Safari Classic Rally and today was no exception, despite being shorter than planned due to cancellation of two out of four of the competitive sections. In the first section Ian Duncan in his Ford Capri kept his lead from Stig Blomqvist in a Race4Health Tuthill prepared Porsche 911 but it was diminished to only 56 seconds due to a puncture. With the lead back in sight, the Swedish crew then managed to take nearly two minutes off Duncan in the last section to give them an overall lead of 59 seconds. Amazingly for an event like this, it is still only a matter of seconds between these two crews.
The first very sandy section of the day proved better for some than others. Gregoire de Mevius set fastest time on this section in a BMA Porsche 911 and Blomqvist set second fastest. Kenyan crew Onkar Rai and Baldev Chager in a Porsche 911 set third fastest time on the 32km section and moved ahead of John Lloyd’s Viking Ford Escort into sixth position overall. Gérard Marcy kept his third overall position in a Porsche 911, over 18 minutes behind the top two crews whilst Steve Perez remained in fourth in his Amigos Datsun 260Z another 23 minutes behind Marcy. His team-mate Geoff Bell who had set fastest times on the last two of sections of yesterday suffered the same misfortune as Ian Duncan with a puncture but that happened much closer to the end of the section and he managed to set fifth fastest time.
After the first section the Kenyan father and son crew David and Alex Horsey were in fifth place overall in their Porsche 911 with Alex at the wheel losing a few seconds to Perez. They were still suffering power problems but these were fixed before the next section. Philippe Vandromme suffered two major problems: a distributor failure and a driveshaft problem in the section, losing about fifteen minutes in the section and also losing his eighth overall position to Bell. Vandromme also incurred a 1 hour 30 minute road penalty.
This first section deteriorated as the cars passed through, with deep powdery sand and ruts causing a lot of cars to get stuck, either temporarily or permanently. Therefore it was decided to cancel the second run of this section later in the day. With the second section of the day from Suswa also cancelled this meant a much shorter competitive day than envisioned with only 116 km competitive sections compared to the planned 194 km.
There was a long wait before the 84 km Soysambu section that runs behind Lake Elementaita which had a variety of challenges for the East African Safari Classic crews, including numerous river crossings. With less than a minute to Duncan, Blomqvist clearly had the lead in his sights, setting second fastest time on this section, 1 minute 55 seconds faster than Duncan which allowed him to take the overall lead by 59 seconds. The Swedish touring car driver Richard Göransson clocked another fastest time on this section in a Race4Health Tuthill prepared Porsche 911 and was clearly getting into the Safari swing of things.
Marcy remained in third overall place, behind Duncan by over 22 minutes. Perez set sixth fastest time on the last section, remaining in fourth place, although co-driver Carl Millington describe the last section as a “Welsh night rally without the maps and no landmarks!” He is more than 20 minutes behind Marcy. Indeed the Horseys had a few navigational problems in the last section, allowing Perez to gain some time over them, but they stay in fifth place overall. Kenyan crew Rai and Chager suffered a puncture in the last section but still managed to move ahead of Lloyd’s Ford Escort. Bell also suffered a puncture on the last section but has managed to pull up to eighth place after Vandromme’s problems during the day. In ninth place is the Kenyan crew of Baryan and Chana in a Porsche 911 but over 23 minutes behind Bell, whilst the Belgian crew of van Heurck and Lopez have moved into the top ten in their Porsche 911 with Gregoire de Mevius close behind them in a BMA Porsche 911.
Later in the day crews running further down the field hit difficulties with the river crossings in the second section and there was quite a gathering with several cars requiring help and many having to wait for over half an hour. One of the sad stories of the day was the retirement of Marzio Kravos and Renzo Bernardi in their Ferrari 308. On the first section of the day their engine failed. They were able to confirm this by the fact that metal parts from the interior of the engine were coming out of the exhaust. With no truck-full of spare engines they have decided to finish the rally in Naivasha.
Tomorrowthe cars leave to start the long haul back towards Mombasa. There are three sections, the first of which is a 50 km re-run in the opposite direction through the Meyer’s farm section and a 70 km section out from Isinya to the Mombasa road. The final section of the day is another run though part of the Taita hills – this one a mere 30 km.