Traditionally, it is very rare for a young man to be married to an older woman in our society. Even with the recent change in equality for men and women, young men who seem to want to marry an older woman is mostly given a side eye.
It is no secret that people find it odd when a young man is married to an older woman, which is still unclear why it is perceived so.
Psychological, people who love the same things are always attracted to each other and the same can happen with a young man and an older woman.
Nicole McCance, a relationship psychologist stated that “Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.
The draw is to feel young, she said “When men marry younger women, it’s tied to ego and self-worth”.
I do agree with Ms. McCance, most men feel the need for a younger wife in a bid to feed their ego by controlling them and a dying want to feel like a man.
They prefer to look cool and manly in the eyes of friends and society than to follow their heart if they ever were to be in love with an older woman.
According to a research that was carried out and published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Thersphy, relationships in which the woman is at least 10 years older than the man got a lot of positive reviews from the couples themselves, but appears to be in fear of the stigma from outsiders.
There is no doubt that such couples receive a lot of stigma in the society, especially the women who become insecure about their age and aging in general.
I am a strong believer of the statement that says “Age is nothing but a number”. It should not matter if any of the gender involved in a relationship is older than the other, what should matter is the love they feel for each other and how happy they are.
Yes, they can be happiness in such marriages, an example of such is the current president of France Emmanuel Macron, who is 24years younger than his wife, Brigitte Trogneux.
Another example is the Hollywood couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, Eva is six years older than her husband Ryan. The same goes for Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman who is 12 years younger than his longtime wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
I know it’s an unwritten society rule that a man should marry a younger woman but I have to ask, who made those rules? Who thought it was a good idea? Why are men actually following it?.
It is definitely okay for a younger man to marry an older woman whose principles, interest and beliefs are the same with his and he should care less about what outsiders think.