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Age disparity in sexual relationships
She thought he was cute. He thought she was pretty. They saw each other a few more times, after their Wednesday night class. Finally they talked. And talked.
We are seeing large age gaps in the dating pool, and not just the typical old-man-younger-woman narrative. For example, a AARP study reported that 34 percent of women over 39 years old were dating younger men. Add in the popularization of divorce over the last 50 years and the introduction of dating apps, and matters of love, sex and how we connect are utterly transformed. Love is a melting pot.
What is it about inter-generational love affairs that seem to set tongues wagging? Two people share their experiences.
25 Things Only Couples With Major Age Differences Know
Updated April 20, Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer someone their own age, but are open to someone years their junior or senior. While there is variation across cultures in the size of the difference in age-gap couples, all cultures demonstrate the age-gap couple phenomenon.