A study published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy focused on couples in which the wife is at least 10 years older. Guess what? People in these relationships don't think of them as weird!
According to Sarah Kershaw's piece in today's New York Times:
The study, published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, reported that the couples thought their age difference mattered more to the outside world than to them, and that the men were more strongly drawn to the relationships at the start because of physical attraction.
Imagine that: A younger guy being attracted to an older woman. Why, it flies in the face of everything we know about dried up old hags!
And listen to this insanity:
Consistent with most other research and what many relationship experts are saying about these connections, the authors found that women liked the vitality the younger man brought into their lives, and men liked the maturity and confidence in the women…
You mean older ladies are not desperate mountain lions pouncing on young, virile, unsuspecting men? And these guys actually think the gnarly old crones are hot???
It's true. And in addition: These fools are normal.
"Initially I thought I would find more issues," said Nichole R. Proulx, the lead author of the study, who is a marriage and family therapist in Maine. "But it's a relationship like any other, despite what society might say. I thought I'd find that he looks at her like his mother, more inequality, more power struggles."
A relationship like any other? Someone had better tell Courteney Cox.
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