The research, called Optimising The Marriage Market, appeared in the European Journal Of Operational Research, which usually analyses business decisions.
Academics including Dr Emmanuel Fragnière of the University of Bath studied interviews with 1,534 Swiss couples who were either married or in a serious relationship.
, relationships in which the woman is at least 10 years older than the man found positive attitudes among the couple themselves, but their union was also informed by a fear of stigma from outsiders.“It’s a relationship like any other, despite what society might say,” Nichole R. But judgment persists, and according to the study, it leads women to feel insecure about their age and aging in general — a fact that’s especially poignant considering a large age gap in a married couple has been linked to higher mortality in women (although this applied whether the woman was older or younger).“Couples with younger husbands violate social norms and thus suffer from social sanctions,” Sven Drefahl of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research said to .
“Since marrying a younger husband deviates from what is regarded as normal, these couples could be regarded as outsiders and receive less social support.
READ MORE: Is monogamy a realistic relationship ideal? While the beginning of their romance is undoubtedly scandalous, it remains unclear why we still find it shocking when an older woman marries a younger man.“Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I was 25 when I got married (wife 32), almost 8 year difference. I was 25 when I got married (wife 32), almost 8 year difference.
For many, a successful marriage can be put down to attraction, devotion, patience – and true love. They have developed a distinctly unromantic formula to predict how compatible a couple are based on their ages, education and previous divorces.
The experts claim their theory can tell in advance that some couples are up to five times more likely to end up getting divorced than others.
In France, that’s an unusual move as first ladies (or potential first ladies) don’t play a very public role in their partners’ political ambitions.
In North America, however, her inclusion is notable because she’s 24 years his senior. President Donald Trump, whose 23-year jump on his wife has people yawning and rolling their eyes, the age difference between Macron and his wife is treated as downright scandalous in more puritanical circles. K.’s headline reads: “How Macron and his 64-year-old wife first fell in love.” The article then goes on to detail their romance that started when he was a 16-year-old student and she was his 39-year-old teacher.