Age disparity in sexual relationships is the difference in ages of individuals in sexual relationships.
Concepts of these relationships, including what defines an age disparity, have developed over time and vary among societies.
Addressing their 19-year age gap on Australian TV show The Project recently, the pop star revealed: “There’s some mention of that [his age], but for whatever reason, people are pretty much leaving us to just get on with it.
“I think the general consensus is that we kind of look right together.
In some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol.
Men aren’t the only ones who date younger people, though, and the archetype of the “cougar”—an older woman dating a younger man—is rapidly becoming a part of the public consciousness.
In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.
Dunn concluded that "Not once across all ages and countries ...
“I was just gone 40 when I met John,” says Jean from Dublin, “and he was 31.
At the time, I probably didn’t quite look my age and he looked older because he was bald.
Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross culturally.
There are also alternative social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.
He nodded in surprise and didn’t offer his age until I asked for it. Then he excused himself to the go to the bathroom while I sat wondering what this number meant: Would he want to move faster in a relationship? Would he be appalled by my tiny studio apartment, which I could barely afford?