A 2008 study published in the journal found women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.
The success of these age-gap romantic relationships may be attributed to the vitality the younger man brings into their lives and the maturity and confidence men find in their older counterparts.
Moreover, regardless of the age, men seem to be more strongly drawn to these relationships at the start because of physical attraction.
The rise of older woman-younger man relationship celebrates the beauty of the aging woman and her active role and power in society.
In 1950, the average age of first marriage for women was 20. Since women can have their own careers and have many more rights, there is no need for young women to seek out an established older man.
Another study found that women were 5x more likely to show interest in a man on online dating sites if he was 5 years younger than her.
If you’ve watched an episode of Considering this, it is no surprise that older women want a younger man who can please them.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.