But we do not and that is the interesting part. Most couples are within a couple of years of each other. Given that preferences are being overridden, we could venture a reasonable guess and say that some form of social conformity is playing a hand. No doubt other variables are interceding as well, but we are expected to marry around our own age and by and large that is what happens…
I came across some interesting research the other day. It would seem that most men would prefer to marry or partner with a female 14 years or more younger than themselves. That did not surprise me that much. A little more surprising was that on average females prefer their male partners to be 10 years+ older than themselves. Going on preferences we should expect that most couples would see some age gap of a decade or more as the norm.
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