Ultimately, it is the age at which the woman begins bearing children that is the biggest factor in survival, the paper in suggests: Younger women, in general, bear more healthy children.
I also tease him about being younger than my youngest sibling. " of the 14-year age gap between her and her husband, not in spite of it. When it comes to true love, two decades don't matter as much as you'd think, says Caitlin Constantine.
Men marry younger women and women prefer to marry older men, in general.
But is it culture, genetics or the environment that drives such a choice—and is there an optimal age difference?
He calls me 'cougar,' 'cradle robber,' 'old lady,' and stuff like that. His playful nature and energy make her laugh, but she says he does know how to be a grown-up (when he has to be).
"Sometimes he acts younger than me, but he has a good head on his shoulders, takes things seriously when necessary, but doesn't get uptight over things.
The span ranged from men marrying women as much as 20 years older to women marrying men as much as 25 years older; the average age difference between husband and wife was three years.