True life dating someone older 2016
This largely has to do with having social circles that generally include peers of similar ages and being attracted to others who are similar.
Similarity entails many things, including personality, interests and values, life goals and stage of life, and physical traits (age being a marker of physical appearance).
Some suggest a lack of, or a reduced pool of, suitable age-similar mates may bring about same-sex coupling with large age differences.
Many people assume age-gap couples fare poorly when it comes to relationship outcomes.
Many of the reasons proposed for age-gap couples have been largely rooted in evolutionary explanations, and focus on explaining older man-younger woman pairings.
From this perspective, it's thought men's preferences for younger women and women's preferences for older men relate to reproductive fitness.
That is, the extent to which someone has "good genes" — indicated by their attractiveness and sense of energy (also known as vitality) — and the extent to which they are a "good investment" — indicated by their status and resources as well as their warmth and sense of trust.
So, women being attuned to status and resources might explain why some women may be attracted to older men.About 1 per cent of age-gap couples involve an older woman partnered with a younger man.The limited evidence on same-sex couples, however, suggests the prevalence rates are higher.But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer someone their own age, but are open to someone 10-15 years their junior or senior.While there is variation across cultures in the size of the difference in age-gap couples, all cultures demonstrate the age-gap couple phenomenon.