They say age is just a number when it comes to love, and it’s more evident today that people don’t focus on age gaps in relationships as much as they used to.
Even those negative stigmas associated with an older man dating a younger girl, or an older woman and a younger man, have dissipated.
In fact, Adler says, “both [our] male and female clients typically seek matches within a 10–15 year age range of themselves.” But can a relationship where two people are 10 or 15 (or more) years apart really work out in the long-term, once the novelty has worn off?
It’s not likely, according to a study out of Emory University that finds the larger the age gap, the more likely a marriage will end in divorce.
It really boils down to compatibility, lifestyle, goals, vitality, and interests.
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