Age gaps and dating
Contrary to popular belief, researchers believe that the sweet spot lies in just a one-year gap between spouses who have a much smaller chance of separation at just 3 per cent.
“It could just be that the types of couples with those characteristics are the types of couples who are, on average, more likely to divorce for other reasons,” said Hugo Mialon, one of the researchers behind the study.
As a piece of wisdom, I have found that a key reason why people break up is BOREDOM.
And if you can’t excite a woman with your personality and looks, then you better at least have money. Well it’s a bit obvious the world over that men like looking at attractive women, much more than women like looking at men.
Finally, I can see how the 8 year average [age difference in a marriage] makes sense for average people. If someone truly looks and behaves 10 years younger, then you can add those 10 years to the 8 for 18.
But that does only go so far, and only lasts so long.
So for me personally, it’s very important that she has a great personality, is intelligent, and genuinely is excited about who I am, as much as I am excited about her. I have a pair of relatives who are going into their 90’s and are still madly in love.
People in my family live to be 100 years old quite often.
I don’t feel old, look old or have degenerative medical issues. I will bet that I can out cycle and out run you by miles.
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After analysing 3,000 people, it found that couples with a five-year age gap are 18 per cent more likely to split up than those of the same age.