More Women Marrying Younger Men
Old barriers are being broken down all around us. Interracial marriages, single parenthood by choice, open committed gay/lesbian relationships represent examples of alternative life options that, unthinkable few years ago, today are becoming part of the mainstream. Nevertheless, all of them were met with resistance, and no acceptance. However the resistance is less today since numbers of people feel empowered to live their life in accordance to their own needs, beliefs, and values.
The people are for the most part, sane, intelligent, responsible and productive member of society; many of them happen to be older women.
Increasing numbers of women are choosing to marry younger men. According to BBC news: "The number of women marrying younger men has soared in 25 years, according to the office of national statistics 1998:
Total women marrying younger men:26%
Women marrying men more than six years younger:7%
Women who have been married before marrying a man more than six years younger:15%
More than six years younger:15%
Typical age at first marriage for men:28
Typical age at first marriage for women:27
Older women/younger men relationships are far more prevalent and far more successful than society would have us believe. Our social order reinforces often the message that theses relationships are a bad thing or only temporary thing.
Also they make it okay when a men in his fifties and sixties marry women in their twenties. However, in those rare cases which the women is older than a men such a marriage ends badly, sadly or tragically.
Few examples of celebrities married to younger men:
and many others....
What's behind the older/younger women marriages?