What to do when dating an older man
Women who need the security of a father figure would, from this point of view, have been poorly cared for by their own fathers, as reflected in later seeking security from an older male.Skentelbery and Fowler therefore sought to compare AGR women with those in SARs (same-age relationships).Testing their predictions on a sample of 173 women, all involved in a romantic relationship, the study's authors compared those in AGRs (with a nine-year or larger age difference) vs. The AGR women ranged from 18 to 53 years old, with partners, on average, 17.3 years older than themselves.Using standard questionnaire measures, the research team asked all participants to rate their attachment styles as well as their relationship satisfaction.An age difference of up to 10 years is generally not looked at askance by anyone who knows how old each partner is, but as that gap gets closer to 20, things start to look a bit more off balance.
According to the attachment theory perspective, people’s adult relationships reflect the way they were treated by their caregivers.
Ever think maybe it's the kind of guy YOU go after that is the problem?
Dating outside of ones age group usually means you found your partner outside of your normal social circle.
Similar stories are triggered by the (much less-common) pairing of a younger man with an older woman, as with 39-year-old French president Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte, 64.
The rarity of such weddings make them novelties, but not fodder for the same type of speculation.