Plus, having an experienced career woman as a mate allows confidential career advice that may not be possible from peers. Women live five years longer than men, and men die earlier of nine of the top ten leading causes of death. There now are more than four widows for every widower.
Current research summarized in a BBC review, suggests this is So, on average, a man choosing a woman five years older is marrying his physiological equal. If an 80-year-old man is married to a 75-year-old, physiologically 70, even if she still loves him, she may feel he's an albatross and he may feel he's a burden.
The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.
But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
Likewise, the lead researchers told The New York Times that while the women also reported some age-related anxiety (hearkening back again to the older men-younger women romantic custom), the couples overall were quite in happy.
In fact, the most significant relationship stressor cited was catching flack from outsiders who assumed, like You Tube buddy's bros, that something must be inherently amiss about these couples.
It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.
The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.
At 64, Macron's wife Brigitte is 24 years older than him.
Over on the Stuff Mom Never Told You You Tube channel (or SMNTY TV as I like to call to no one in particular), a 22-year-old fella asked for advice about dating older women.
His rationale made sense, if a touch over-generalized: all the other women his age "are really shallow and are just after money and constantly seeking attention," hence his decision to pursue ladies around six to 10 years older "because they have their priorities straight." But in exchange for finding his apparently ideal dating demographic, he endures ribbing from guy friends who insist that it's weird.
The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.
In "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance," authors Felicia Brings and Susan Winter interviewed more than 200 men to discover the allure of the so-called "Mrs.