Women dating men 5 years younger
For example, I’d co-habitated with my ex for 5 years.He had yet to experience this kind of relationship.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.Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama, 48, and wife Michelle, 45, may have only a three-year difference in age but have been married for 17 years.But the study may not be welcomed by Michael Douglas, 65, and his 40-year-old wife Catherine Zeta-Jones – the research suggests a marriage is more likely to fail if only one partner has been previously divorced, and Douglas was married once before.
Using the data collected about their age, education, nationality and previous relationships, they found the factors that many of those who broke up had in common.
According to the study, the couples with the best chance are those where a woman with a superior education marries a man who is five or more years older than herself. By comparison, a marriage where a woman partners an equally poorly educated male divorcee who is five or more years her junior is up to five times more likely to fail.
The study is good news for David Cameron, 43, and wife Samantha, 38.
Ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist front runner, is breaking the mould in his home country.
Namely, he’s thrusting his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, into the spotlight.
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The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.