In spite of the fact that our modern society teaches us to forget about all limits when it comes to love and dating, the question of the age gap is still alive. So, what age difference is considered to be “normal”? And who sets the standards? If two people deeply love each other, why should their age difference be the problem?
According to the recent polls today’s people see nothing wrong when the man is twice older than his significant other, while cougars dating younger guys didn’t get the same support.
One of the most popular reasons why older women shouldn’t date younger men is in their disability to give birth to a child. Most male testees who have taken part in the research confessed that sooner or later they’d want to have their own family and become fathers, so in such a case maintaining a relationship with their middle aged girlfriends would be painful or even impossible. Thus, they don’t treat dating with cougars like something “really serious”.
As for older men, there are no evident indicators that their relationships with young women will be inevitably condemned. Men can become fathers almost at any age, that allows them create a healthy family without a high risk of being dumped due to the kids question.
Although, the results of the survey could seem rather disappointing for women in their mid 40-s, this doesn’t mean their relationships with younger partners should be terminated immediately. Remember that public opinion is just the public opinion. While two people are happy together why should anyone’s preconceptions bother them?