25 year age gap dating
But the topic has long fascinated the American public, from water-cooler conversations to celebrity magazines. ” The couple, who are expected to wed this weekend, are hardly an anomaly.“And you get financial security a lot earlier.” This perception, however, is challenged by a study co-authored by Hani Mansour, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver, published in 2014 in the “Review of Economics and Statistics.“ The goal was to understand what kinds of people enter into age-gap relationships — whether the reality is different from the Hollywood scene where financially successful older male actors often marry women a few decades younger.“We were surprised to find that when you look at the entire population, things look very different, especially if you look at age gaps in first marriages,” said Mansour.Researchers found that men and women in age-gap marriages of about 10 years have lower annual earnings, lower-wage occupations, and lower cognitive skills.I might say to a woman who’s 50, I have got a fantastic man for you, he’s 74, and she’ll say, Oh my God, health issues.” Experts point out that the same age gap — say 25 years — is quite different between earlier years, like 30 and 50, and later in life, such as 65 and 80.
John Hickenlooper announced his engagement to Robin Pringle, radio talk-show host Jon Caldara turned it into a hot topic on his KHOW radio show. Even academics are part of the conversation, producing such research papers as “May-December Paradoxes: An Exploration of Age-Gap Relationships in Western Society” from Purdue University, which explores the mystery of why “heterosexual age-gaps only seem to be socially acceptable when the older partner is a man.” Among relationship experts in Denver, opinions are abundant.
“Congratulations to our governor, I wish him all the best, and come on! “I think this circles a lot around the idea we have of staying youthful,” said Beth Hooper, founder of Elite Matchmaking Services in Denver.