Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.Like it or not, there are ages and individuals who feel that their value in the dating world is so high that they can have success with a very narrow set of criteria.Men often pursue younger women, even if they aren’t interested in a family. Men certainly have a shorter average lifespan than women, but this doesn’t tell you anything about a particular guy.The typical reason being, “that’s who I’m more attracted to.” But again, the “sex appeal boundary” gets pushed out further and further as women in their 50’s and 60’s find themselves as public sex symbols. Is it wise for a woman of 55 to consider a relationship with a man who is 65 or 70?Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.In various cultures, older men and younger women often seek one another for sexual or marital relationships.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids are starting to date earlier than ever before, with the average age 12-and-a-half for girls and 13-and-a-half for boys.
There are also alternative social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.
Oyebode said the issue of allowing her daughter go on dates has led to a series of heated discussions between them.
“I don’t tolerate inappropriate behaviour; but I find hard to control my only daughter.
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 ...