A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.But if money and dating go hand-in-hand, then would (eventual) rising rates in women’s wages lead to less of an age disparity in romantic pairings?
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But what I'm trying to say is, more people still think that a romantic relationship is ideal when it's between an older man and a younger woman.
Specifically, four years and four months older, which was the average "ideal" age gap as reported by a survey of 2,000 adults.
I met my husband Jason when I was 21 and he was 31.
My flatmates were suspicious about what kind of white-haired, elderly man I would be bringing home, until he showed up and drank them under the table.
Or are the cultural similarities that occur between people of similar ages important enough to be deal-breakers?
Of course, if having children is in your plans and you’re a man, the age of your partner matters.Ten years isn't a scandalous age gap but it's enough to make people around you raise their eyebrows.Several years, a marriage, a baby, two cats and a dog down the track, we've proven it's more than just a passing phase.Even if we find wage parity between the sexes, biological parity is still a long time off, so it makes sense that the scales will always be tipped slightly in favor of an older man.But true compatibility has never been as simple of an issue as biology or social construct — and when it comes to what factors can make a relationship work, age really ain’t nothing but a (meaningless, random) number.A 38 year-old man can have no qualms about starting a relationship with a 26 year-old woman and possibly having a baby in 4 years — when she’s ready.