While women prefer a small and constant age gap, men are so hooked on the idea of a nubile young partner that they prefer a larger age gap the older they get. In theory there are plenty of reasons to favour a small age gap.The ability of both members of a couple to sing a favourite childhood television theme tune could bond them together, at the risk of irritating those nearby.Why would a younger man want to date an older woman?
As people get older, age difference means less and less.
Obviously, a 40-year-old marrying a 20-year-old will be questioned, while no one will think twice about an 80-year-old marrying a 60-year-old.
Women who have been divorced and are established single moms may enjoy having a playmate, someone to have fun with, who doesn’t try to control her.
Like, "This Cuban-Chinese restaurant is half-Latino, just like the late Emilio Estevez." Or, "I just put a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs in the jukebox.
When a friend opts to date someone who is old enough to be their parent, a common response is to see if the decision passes the “half their age plus seven” test.
The rule, whose origins remain mysterious, has been passed down through generations as a way of justifying or, more commonly, pouring scorn on other people’s couplings.Nothing is guaranteed obviously, and a relationship is more about compatibility than a birthday.The problems that arise when dating someone much younger than you will depend on exactly what the age difference is and all the life experience that they (and you) bring to the table — just like if you dating someone you’re age.You could just as easily be dating someone the as you and still run into “age gap obstacles.” There is, unfortunately, no secret formula to dating anyone, younger or not.But as long as you can be open about your issues with the relationship, it should all end happily ever after (maybe).People have a lot of opinions about relationships when the two partners aren’t in the same peer group.