These relationships have traditionally been looked at with suspicion, with clichÃ©s abounding.
Do the sexes expect - and get - different benefits from being in such a relationship?
Or does the younger partner have all the advantages, whatever their gender?
It is an issue that comes up over and over again in questions that I receive. I’m sure that you have asked yourself these questions already, which has brought you to considering asking her to court.
My point is that if the answer to these questions still points you in the direction of courtship, don’t allow the age gap to become an unnecessary hindrance.
As usual when an age-gap relationship ends, the demise of the Amanda Holden-Les Dennis marriage (17 years between them) was met with a loud chorus of 'I-told-you-so'.
It doesn't seem to matter how wise we all are to the fact that age-gap relationships are unlikely to last; there will always be plenty of couples with a generation or more between them who want to give it a go.Perhaps most interesting at the end of the Amanda-Les partnership was how differently they reacted.She was seen out and about with girlfriends, partying, shopping, looking radiant. With such a late response, you’ve maybe already proceeded with a decision in this matter.Nevertheless, I will take a moment here to respond. Though they come from a different perspective – they both get to the heart of the issue. Is age difference a reason to avoid a romantic relationship with someone? I believe the most important issue is that of discerning God’s will for you. What are the qualities that you are seeking in a wife? Would pursuing a relationship with her present a problem for either of you at work?Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross culturally.