10 year age gap dating
This is largely because, with women being the child bearers, the investment is very high on their behalf (time and effort in child bearing and rearing).
So they are attuned to looking for a partner who will also invest resources into a relationship and family.
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.
Although men and women place importance on a partner who is warm and trustworthy, women place more importance on the status and resources of their male partner.It is hosted by the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Western Cape, the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Nigerian Academy of Science.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a Strategic Partner.In contrast, there’s evidence to suggest men value attractiveness and vitality more than women because, from an evolutionary standpoint, youth is seen as an indicator of fertility.Given men cannot bear children, evolution suggests they’re attuned to younger women to enhance the chances of partnering with someone who can provide children.
A factor that does impact on the relationship outcomes of age-gap couples is their perceptions of social disapproval.