Marrying an older woman may even yield benefits fairly early in a marriage.For example, compatible energy levels makes it more likely that a couple will want to recreate together.I will admit I'm biased: My wife is five years older than I am and we've been contentedly married for almost 40 years now. Alfred Kinsey's classic work on sexuality concluded that men's sexual hormones peak at 18, women's in their early 30s.Of course, factors other than hormones affect sexuality, for example, being experienced at sex, but a man increases his chances of sexual compatibility by marrying an older woman. Having lived longer, a person is more likely to have maturity that comes with age: not to fight so much about trivia, not as likely to have an affair having gotten that out of her system.In my marriage my ex way way more emotionally mature than I was (she was also 8 years older) In subsequent relationships I was the more mature, now I'm with someone of similar emotional maturity and it is plain sailing, no drams, no egos, no tension.First of all, 5 years isn't that big of a difference. Its refreshing to see an article like this durring a time period where pubescent girls are used in sexualy provocative advertising.In contrast, if he had married someone five years older than him, they're more likely to be health peers and to fade away together.
To be honest though, I'm seeing more men date women 20 years younger then them. Maybe thats a bit harsh or "closed" minded but really i put the same belief on women dating men 20 years younger as well.NOTE: For those who might wonder why this article focuses only on straight men and women, it is because many of the issues in marrying an older person relate to pregnancy or health and there are significant gender differences in age-related health and sexuality. Mainly it's a visceral, physical thing although some men may value a younger woman because she is more likely to look up to him if only because he may have advanced more in his career.But there are reasons men should consider older women as a potential marriage partner.I knew in my heart that marrying my husband was a good fit.I see a lot of people in life doing what they "should" do and not honoring their true selves.My rule of thumb is, if the person im with could technicaly have concieved a child the same as me then they are too old and if I, by age, could have concieved a child the same age as the younger prospect then he is to young. Some people in excellent health are biologically 10 years younger than their average age peers. Assuming two adults, the older person's age, divided by 2, plus 7.