Proper age gap for dating
Women are delaying having children, so biologically we need younger partners. The stats you show do not account for these rapid changes that only began in the 1990's.
If you look at studies now you'll see that women have an average 9 year age range either side of their own with a preference for a small 4 years either side of their own age.
It’s easier to spot heterosexual outliers because I have the original data provided by the CPS.
Of all those couples surveyed, the biggest age difference was 58 years.
However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.
So maybe there is a kernel of truth the rule, at least for men. Le's research focuses on commitment, including the factors associated with commitment and its role in promoting maintenance.
So I have to switch to a different data set if I want to include gay couples in my analysis (and I do! In this case, Facebook has some answers that might be of interest to you. Those in their early 20s have an average age difference in their relationships of about two to three years, but once people get into their 40s, that average age gap increases to about seven years.
Men may not like this trend but it's happening with or without their approval.
Age gap relationships actually work the best and they help to stop people from being ageist in the same way that mixed-race relationships help to stop people from being racist.
Anyone looking for an age gap relationship should try Friends with Benefits UK, where the members span from fresh faced young adults to mature silver foxes and the people are open minded, respectful and free from prejudice.
Dear Mona, What is the average age difference among couples?