The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.
But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).
According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.
Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.
But even though their older woman-younger man relationship may be among the world's most visible, it's not that unusual anymore.
They thanked me for things boys my age often missed: simple things like my smile, my thin ankles—and they meant it. Is it that men never outgrow their need to feel important to a woman, and their own wives and contemporary lady friends have long soured on stoking their egos? I would never comment on the success or failure of any particular couple, but the societal phenomenon of old guys and young women is worth talking about.
I sometimes think that marriage is like a boxing match.
Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women -- at least for those who want a long life.
Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer.
While it had long been assumed that women with younger husbands also live longer, a new study finds that this is not the case.