This site uses cookies. By continuing, your consent is assumed. Learn more

148.9fm shares

Is age difference important in marriage

opinion

Women also have to be seen to be younger than their leading men. Even when the role is an older predatory woman, as Anne Bancroft was in The Graduateshe was only six years older than Dustin Hoffman, the youth she was meant to be corrupting.

Apr 20, Romantic couples with...

Did Sean Connery bemoan his thighs? I don't think so.

Rare medical condition makes woman...

Sure, most women marry and cohabit with an older man, but women are increasingly in relationships with younger men, especially if they've had a long-term relationship before.

So the press coverage given to celebrity women with younger partners is remarkable. Demi Moore's marriage to Ashton Kutcher is seen as a triumph for, so far, lasting four years she is 15 years his seniorthe reason Is age difference important in marriage for its longevity being Moore's youthfulness so it's as if she's not really older at all.

Yet Madonna gets pilloried for her "toy boy" Jesusa harsher treatment than a man in her position might get. Society doesn't like relationships that deviate far from the norm, although maybe it just doesn't like Madonna. There is no evidence that anything other than wide age differences increase the likelihood of splitting up — more than 10 years, and the younger partner is more likely to be unhappy than in more standard relationships.

Sep 11, Mind the age...

Typically, relationships with wider age gaps are more prevalent among poorer, less well-educated couples, and in certain ethnic communities. Couples who differ widely in age are also more likely to cohabit than marry.

There's no evidence they have less to talk about, and as for friends, a partner's mates are never as interesting as yours, whatever their ages.

News feed