He was 77; she was 16. [Images via Pacific Coast News Online.]
It seems that in these lean times, the fashion industry likes its guys a little meatier than in seasons past — you know, "real men." Where have we heard this before?
One men's group is trying to address an oft-ignored problem: lacking the close friendships many women have, old dudes often get lonely.
Today in prescriptive studies about how to conduct your love life: for a lasting marriage, women should pick men who are at least five years older, and have less education.
It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the biweekly "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy.
A German study found a man's risk of premature death is 11 percent lower if his wife is seven to nine years younger, perhaps because healthier men attract younger wives. Women with husbands seven to nine years older or younger are 20 percent more likely to die early. [The Telegraph]
Over on Salon, Carol Lloyd is pondering the pairing of women with older men, specifically, a recent study in Sweden which found that when women are 4 to 6 years younger than their male partners, they give birth to more kids. Martin Fieder, an anthropologist at the University of Vienna, speculates that men evolved a…