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When we see younger older relationships, such as the late Anna Nicole Smith married to someone who could have been her grandfather, or the older Demi Moore married to the younger Ashton Kutcher, we often think to ourselves "it must be for sex or money." But are those the only things about younger older relationships?
The ability of both members of a couple to sing a favourite childhood television theme tune could bond them together, at the risk of irritating those nearby.
And sharing the joy of getting a free bus pass at a similar time, or saving money from combining big birthday parties, is clearly attractive.
While female users look for men roughly the same age as them (or perhaps a year or two older) men prefer women in their early twenties, regardless of their own age.
While women prefer a small and constant age gap, men are so hooked on the idea of a nubile young partner that they prefer a larger age gap the older they get. In theory there are plenty of reasons to favour a small age gap.
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When a friend opts to date someone who is old enough to be their parent, a common response is to see if the decision passes the “half their age plus seven” test.
While a little sister two years younger than you seems completely annoying when you are seven, but 10 years down the road, she seems far less immature.
The other beauty about becoming more secure in our identities is that suddenly, society's judgments don't matter as much to us.
It’s often “different strokes for different folks,” as the old saying goes.
The lyrics to an old TV sitcom—“Diff’rent Strokes” —often reminded me as I was growing up: “What might be right for you may not be right for some.”Many single men (LDS men included) supposedly go by this rule of thumb: “You can date someone who is half your age, plus seven.” As we get older, this allows for more flexibility in age gaps.
Another, somewhat vaguer metric often cited is declaring an age gap creepy when a partner is "old enough to be your mother/father," carrying with it as it does implications of symbolic Parental Incest or Wife Husbandry.