While their 15-year age gap probably has nothing to do with Ashton's alleged infidelity -- you're either a cheater or you're not -- the odds may have been stacked against them from the beginning.That's because marriages in which the woman is much older than her husband often lead to divorce.I will admit I'm biased: My wife is five years older than I am and we've been contentedly married for almost 40 years now. Alfred Kinsey's classic work on sexuality concluded that men's sexual hormones peak at 18, women's in their early 30s.Of course, factors other than hormones affect sexuality, for example, being experienced at sex, but a man increases his chances of sexual compatibility by marrying an older woman. Having lived longer, a person is more likely to have maturity that comes with age: not to fight so much about trivia, not as likely to have an affair having gotten that out of her system."The best thing about the age difference being so dramatic is that we both teach each other so many things about our generations," she says.Ted is a big fan of old-fashioned chivalry, making sure to open doors for her, pulling out her chair and bringing her little gifts. I always feel like a lady because he always treats me like one," she says.It isn't all that surprising that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's marriage appears to be in trouble. 24, 2005 -- Demi was 42 and Ashton was 27 -- few thought it would last.Sure, at 48 Demi looks fantastic and, yes, Ashton has become a good stepdad to Demi's three kids, but many may have wondered if, sooner or later, their age difference might become an issue.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
Younger men are as adventurous outside of the bedroom as they are inside it, and they’ll bring out a more youthful, vibrant side of you, says Lori Bizzoco, founder and executive editor of Cupids “He will see you as smarter and worldlier, so he’ll want to please you, not just physically but emotionally and intellectually,” she says.
“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.
A 30-something is more likely to have that maturity than is a 20-something. As mentioned, older people have had more time to advance in their career.
So marrying an older woman, on average, not only increases the chances she'll contribute more money to the family income, she'll be in a better position to offer career advice and maybe even help her husband land a better job.