“Younger guys tend to be more active, have less baggage,” says Soletti, an event planner who regularly hosts dating mixers.
“You’re less likely to date a younger guy who’s been divorced, has children or has sexual performance issues.” In 2011, she met Juan Cabrera, now 34, at one of her mixers and soon fell in love. “Millennial men are career-focused and want to travel with successful women and conquer the world together,” says Soletti, who notes she’s seen an uptick in established women signing up specifically to meet younger bucks at her speed-dating events.
This year a survey by Prevention magazine found 55 per cent of Australian women had dated a younger man.
A look at figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests us lesser mortals are following the trend, with the proportion of relationships where women are at least 10 years older than their partner rising 23 per cent between 19.
, 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.
Just look at all the examples Hollywood has provided: Julianne Moore is nine years older than her husband, Bart Freundlich; Hugh Jackman is 12 years younger than Deborra-Lee Furness; Eva Mendes is six years Ryan Gosling‘s senior, same with Julianna Margulies and her husband, Keith Lieberthal.At Fast Impressions Speed Dating, ' Toyboy Nights' have the highest match rates of any of their themed events. "Older women have had relationships with younger men since history began.But in the past only aristocratic, rich, famous or powerful women were able to do so and survive the condemnation from society," says Valerie Gibson, author of Cougar, A Guide For Older Women Dating Younger Men ( "With the advent of women obtaining economic independence, things have finally started to change." "I think it's becoming more acceptable as lifestyles change," adds Sydney-based Love Coach Carolin Dahlman (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.