If you want to date someone much younger, their story shows that it can happen.
You might also think of examples of other older guys dating younger women like Mick Jagger or George Clooney.
11 percent of all marriages have a 6-9 year gap, 4.8 percent have a 10-14 year gap, 1.6 percent have 15-19 and 1 percent have 20 years difference. It means that about 7.5 percent of women who marry have done so with a man 10 years or older.
While that’s hardly a staggering number, it’s still a very large percentage and should be encouraging for a man (or woman) seeking a stable, age gap relationship.
In fact, one study called the whole cougar phenomenon (an older woman dating a much younger man) a myth.
Every now and then you’ll read about an elderly celebrity with an extremely young girl friend.
These are not the majority, but they are more common than you think, even in marriages.
But, there are some important details to keep in mind if you’re an older guy trying to date a woman 5 or 10 years (or more) younger.
Note: all statistics come from the source listed at the bottom, unless noted.
Whereas women tend to seek older men (in their younger years, at least), men are doing the exact opposite and seeking younger women.