Many women are drawn to mature men, often much older than them. Nature being well done, many men see no problem dating a younger woman.
Even if the reverse is possible, couples with a large age difference are often older men with young women.
FROM WHAT AGE DIFFERENCE DOES IT START TO BE TOO MUCH? DOES THIS BARRIER REALLY EXIST?
In general, if you are both in love, the age difference should not be a problem. You may very well have close ages in your head. So a 60-year-old man can still live as if he were 40.
The older you are, the less this difference will be felt. To come back to the example of a 60-year-old man, there will be very little prejudice if he falls in love with a 40-year-old woman. However, if a 38-year-old man is dating an 18-year-old girl, there should be a difference.
In general, even if there are no rules to know that a difference in age is tolerable, here is a little advice.
Don’t date someone who is over half your age.
For example, if you are 20 years old do not date someone over 30 years old (20 + 20/2). If you are 40, don’t date someone over 60.
WHY ARE THE BIG AGE DIFFERENCES A PROBLEM?
The problem with the big age differences when one is still young is that the interests are different. Being young you may want a short relationship, not necessarily leading to children and marriage. On the other hand, after a certain age, we will want this family life. This is where the trouble can start.
Maturity is also something that changes with age. Young women are much less mature than older men and this can be problematic. An immature woman can let herself be dominated or even crushed by a more mature and therefore more powerful man.
It is to avoid this kind of domination that the law exists to limit the age differences between couples. For example, it is forbidden to marry a man or a woman under the age of 18. It is also illegal for an adult to be intimate with a woman under the age of 15.
FAMOUS COUPLES WITH A BIG AGE DIFFERENCE
There are many famous couples with a big difference in age. Here are some examples.
- Céline Dion and René Angélil with 26 years old.
- Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock with 20 years.
- Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich with 16 years old.
- Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are 21 years apart
- Liam and Cheryl 10 years apart – They have a child together
- Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are 11 years apart
- Donald and Melania Trump are 24 years old
- Jay Z and Beyoncé live together and are 12 years apart
- Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux. Here it is the man who is older than 24 years!
In short, if love is present for both of them, no problem! There are no age rules. (Make sure all the same that the young woman or the young man is of legal age, or over 18 years old). But keep in mind that your concerns may still be quite different.
WHY DO OLDER MEN WANT TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUNG WOMEN?
There is a new phenomenon in our society, where rich and often elderly men buy themselves the company of young women. They are sugar daddy, cake dads. Given the popularity of this kind of relationship on dating sites, we realize that there is a real demand for a romantic relationship with a big difference in age.
Older men often regard young women as a trophy. This shows that despite their advanced age they still manage to seduce and please the youngest. A sort of confirmation of their masculinity.