Interestingly, that figure rose to 39 per cent for couples with a 10-year age gap and a shocking 95 per cent for those with a 20-year age gao. 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.
According to a new survey, the ideal age difference between a couple is when the man is 4 years and (this is the sort of weird part) four months older than the woman.
“It's because she is 20 years older than me that a lot of people say, 'this relationship can't be tenable, it can't be possible.'” While there are always exceptions to the rule, research has shown that certain age gaps are more likely to end in tears.“The heart wants what to heart wants” and “age is just a number” are well-versed cliché’s - and you just can’t help who you fall head over heels for.Nonetheless, in 2017 the concept of dating someone significantly older, or younger, than you still raises a few eyebrows.The typical reason being, “that’s who I’m more attracted to.” But again, the “sex appeal boundary” gets pushed out further and further as women in their 50’s and 60’s find themselves as public sex symbols. Is it wise for a woman of 55 to consider a relationship with a man who is 65 or 70?Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.