Though hardly as scandalous as it was in Mrs. Robinson's day — Hollywood's proud examples include Mariah Carey 10 years older than her husband, actor Nick Cannon , Julianne Moore nine years older than her husband, director Bart Freundlich , and Geena Davis 15 years older than her husband, plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy — studies show people disapprove of age gap relationships in general and especially those in which the woman is older, which they deem most likely to fail.
Avara Capen, an executive assistant in the entertainment industry, was drawn to Charlie's youthful idealism. As the years pass, age matters even less, though Avara Capen said she's feeling the physical toll of approaching 40 as their son turns 3. The couple waited to start a family because "it was very important to me that Charlie really have a chance to pursue his dreams without the stress and responsibility of having a child," she said. Reproductive realities are a common evolutionary reason academics cite for why men tend to go for younger women, and women for older i.
And some studies have shown men and women are happiest in households where the husband is older than the wife. A study published in in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly found that women 10 or more years older than their partners report being more satisfied and committed to their relationships than women who are the same age or younger than their partners.
That could be because the power dynamic in those relationships is more equitable, said social psychologist Justin Lehmiller, co-author of the study, or because only the most solid partners pursue age gap romances given the stigma.
People in age gap couples perceive more prejudice against their relationship than same-sex or interracial couples, Lehmiller's research has found. Women bear the brunt of the criticism regardless of whether they're on the younger or older side of the spectrum, with the cougar or gold digger labels reflecting a deeply rooted sexism that judges women's sexual activities far more often than men's are judged, said Lehmiller, who teaches at Harvard University.
Given that social marginalization hurts a relationship's success, as Lehmiller's research also has found, large age gap relationships may struggle more than same-age relationships, he said.
I met this wonderful lady recently and she is 8 years older than me. I am 30 and she is I am wondering if the age gap will be an issue. We seem to be. Oct 4, What It's Like Dating A Guy Who's 8 Years Younger Than Me A handful of the women set to be at the event are married to men in their later.
Stigma, and the social sanctions that can follow, also has been blamed for data showing that marrying a man seven to nine years younger increases a woman's mortality risk by 20 percent. That study, conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany, which analyzed data from 2 million Danish couples, was published in in the journal Demography.
Though the double standard persists, acceptance has come a long way. A AARP study found 34 percent of women older than 40 were dating younger men, with 8 percent seeing men 10 or more years younger.
Helen Piper, a year-old retired paramedic living in Harrisburg, Penn. If she has all the qualities in a woman you desire, go for it. I'm a little concerned about her sex drive though Attraction and keeping the girl chasing you - http: I love my older women because of their life experience and better than average sheet skills. However, in your case, tread carefully! Divorced 5 years and didn't fuark anybody?? Yeah right bro, she is in her sexual prime and jonesing for that cawk.
She is lying and trying to come off as a good girl to keep you around due to age difference. I would have laughed in her face when she said that to me.
You never know though, my gf has a friend who was divorced years before jumping on new cawk. Admitedly, respecting her body like this made me want to destroy her as she is good looking too. Age doesn't matter to me either. Only problem is I find most woman older than me not that attractive. Usually because they let themselves go.
If there was an attractive 34 year old with a good personality, takes here health serious and is fun to be around than I would def. My gf is 5 years older than me, car paid off, no credit card debt, nice house in her name, mid management job decent money. Because sex can dry up between a couple no matter what their age, so if you have other things you enjoy about each other, it is not as big a deal.
But , my whole deal when I was single about dating somebody that much older was this Would I still be attracted to them later on in life To those who say its a lot more than that I will agree with as you start to make bond with this person as the years pass. But that physical attraction though But I will say this..
Happiness is NOT overrated. Originally Posted by 1slo5oh.
I'm female, despite my username. How big a deal is appearance? You may be different, but that would make you an outlier. We're talking about you getting more seriously involved maybe 4 years earlier than you would otherwise do, because you've met someone you're obviously compatible with? In contrast, my ex-husband and I grew seriously apart over the years in spite of only having a 2-year age difference. The uniqueness of living in a foreign city ought to keep you pretty well together enough as it is without having to share a house together right away.
I wouldnt even consider that as you dating a "older women". But if you do date a way older girl in the future, keep your eyes open cuz a lot of them a weird and fuacked in the head.
Originally Posted by DolphinPilot. Originally Posted by Kev Then I hope you're ok with your own aging, and your wife banging the pool boy. The only way this can go wrong is if you are planning to have kids with her in the future. Her clock is ticking I usually date slightly older than me because they're the only ones with the life experience to not bore me to death.
You are terrible to those of us with age gap relationships!
He and his wife could be very happy, and she may not be interested in the pool boy or cawkeye. Says that while texting my main guy 20 years younger I don't even worry about him with younger girls. I know from reading on here what a pain they are to get, and that men in their early 20s are sexually frustrated.