According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.
But even though their older woman-younger man relationship may be among the world's most visible, it's not that unusual anymore.
"Humans are relatively flexible species," Michael R.
Cunningham, Ph D, a psychologist in the department of communications at the University of Louisville, tells Web MD. You can override a lot of biology in pursuit of other goals." Interestingly, Cunningham did an unpublished study of 60 women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who were shown pictures of men aged to those decades. We should marry people within two years of our age.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.