As “cougars”, it’s easy to get carried away with our own agendas completely disregarding what the “cub” brings to the table.
There are no figures that I am aware of that attest to what the divorce rate is for such marriages, but let us acknowledge that such relationships are rather common.It gets stickier, however, the more the age gap increases between the two of you. I was always a bit of a late-bloomer, and being with a younger man somehow keeps me in a forever-inspired mode. They aren’t for everyone, but as someone who has been in a very rewarding partnership for some time now, I can honestly say that I would never go back.Historically, unequal pairings are quite common, if not the rule.
In Classical Greece, men would typically marry around the age of thirty, and would take wives in their mid-teens, around half their age.
In the bedroom and beyond, younger men are more eager and willing to learn -- and it's refreshing to have someone appreciate the value of your life experiences.
Additionally, younger men are normally not threatened by a woman's accomplishments -- they actually admire them.
No matter the age difference (mine is almost 9 years! They adore your mind, your ability to make strong decisions, a well-kept body and even a few gray hairs. It brings a continual spark to the whole relationship and gives each of you something to always think about. I might even throw in a road trip or two, just to make sure that we’ve covered all the bases of our togetherness and can actually stand each other after spending so much time in the car. As long as I love him and show it, patience comes through in spades.
), the energy that this man infuses to my life on a daily—no, make that hourly—basis is the epitome of new-found bliss.
Age disparity in extreme cases may be seen as dysfunctional (a paraphilia) if such relationships are pursued to the exclusion of all others and to the detriment of the partners.