Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.
What I appreciate about the Dating Age Range Formula is that it gives me a nice, 18-year span to dabble within.
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.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain The question is simple, as life expectancy goes up and people take better and better care of themselves, do traditional notions of appropriate age differences in relationships matter?
Are we just making it harder on ourselves by refusing to consider potential partners who are outside our age limits?
Interestingly, that figure rose to 39 per cent for couples with a 10-year age gap and a shocking 95 per cent for those with a 20-year age gao. Contrary to popular belief, researchers believe that the sweet spot lies in just a one-year gap between spouses who have a much smaller chance of separation at just 3 per cent.
According to a new survey, the ideal age difference between a couple is when the man is 4 years and (this is the sort of weird part) four months older than the woman.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?Will women feel better about dating younger men as we chip away at the convention that it’s men who have to be the providers, and women the nurturers?Unfortunately, I’m definitely not 21 any more, and 30 is, well, not that much older than me. In other words, I think I need to expand my age range. Obviously I’m not advocating using this as a strict guide to whom you can or cannot date. ”) or logic, but I do know plenty of couples who are happy and way out of the age range. Or are the cultural similarities that occur between people of similar ages important enough to be deal-breakers?