This is also in keeping with Parental Investment Theory, which maintains that men are attracted to women who advertise signs of fertility — that is, youth.Conversely, women are drawn to older men since they typically have greater resources.The lyrics to an old TV sitcom—“Diff’rent Strokes” —often reminded me as I was growing up: “What might be right for you may not be right for some.”Many single men (LDS men included) supposedly go by this rule of thumb: “You can date someone who is half your age, plus seven.” As we get older, this allows for more flexibility in age gaps.
Of course, if having children is in your plans and you’re a man, the age of your partner matters.
There are certainly ways for older women to conceive children, but most men who want families tend to try and date women who are younger than 40.
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”.
The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in November 2015.
The American actress was only 19 when she started dating the Gothic rock star, 18 years her senior in 2006.
The couple split in 2008, then reunited and got engaged in 2010, only to part ways again later that year.
Age is something we all have to deal with; we can’t stop it, and we can’t change it.
By age 31, the commonly accepted age range difference can vary between anywhere from those aged 22 or 23 to those in their mid-40s. But, each year as we (hopefully) become another year wiser, we become more secure in ourselves and much more stable in our personalities.
In fact, our psychological and physical development slows, meaning the mental gap between age groups narrows.
The other beauty about becoming more secure in our identities is that suddenly, society's judgments don't matter as much to us.