I am dating a man 15 years older than me
According to the study, the couples with the best chance are those where a woman with a superior education marries a man who is five or more years older than herself. By comparison, a marriage where a woman partners an equally poorly educated male divorcee who is five or more years her junior is up to five times more likely to fail.The study is good news for David Cameron, 43, and wife Samantha, 38.Couples where the wife is five or more years younger than the husband are the least likely to hit trouble, with their divorce rate six times less.With education, couples in which neither partner has studied much are the most likely to break up.Psychologists then analysed the importance of each factor to build up profiles of an ideal marriage and a nightmare couple.
But many people in society still look down upon older men dating younger girls.
Most of us don’t actively choose what we like or don’t like, our body chooses for us. If you’re making excuses for them, you are calling these adult women brainless fools who are unable to make their own decisions.
That in itself may be the most disempowering, anti-feminist view I can think of.
The research, called Optimising The Marriage Market, appeared in the European Journal Of Operational Research, which usually analyses business decisions.
Academics including Dr Emmanuel Fragnière of the University of Bath studied interviews with 1,534 Swiss couples who were either married or in a serious relationship.
Before I get attacked as somehow being sexist…look at the anecdotal evidence.