Kyle Jones, a 31-year-old Pittsburgh guy, was in news for having a relationship with 91-year-old great grandmother - Marjorie Mc Cool. But this article is about younger women falling in love with older men. Traditionally, it has not just been customary but also advisable for girls to marry men who were a few years older - maybe two to five years older. After all, girls' parents would have secured a commendable standard of living in their middle age, and the girl would like to ensure that she gets similar comforts when she marries.There are biological as well as psychological reasons for marrying older men. If she were to marry a man same age or slightly younger, they both would be starting out together, and would lead a life of struggle initially - at least before they are able to plant their feet firmly in their respective careers.We all remember 27-year old Ashley Olsen who was in news for reportedly dating 47-year-old Bennett Miller - director of Moneyball. I am referring to a much wider age gap in relationships. See this - successful men featured on the Forbes list married women 7 years younger, according to the same study. When these super-rich men remarried, their subsequent partner was substantially younger, 22-years younger on average.And before we all get sexist, yes, I know younger men too date older women. That's the kind of age difference in marriage I am talking about. Material benefits seems to be the obvious answer and I will get it out of the way straightaway. Girls get a head-start by marrying older men, as it affords them a similar or better lifestyle that they were used to while living with parents.So, having an affair with an older man secures the girl financially straightaway.Now that we have talked dirty (about money), let's get deeper into the reasons why girls marry older men. As they say, a girl marries a guy that reminds her of her father.Girls are used to be protected and cared for by their father.
It is becoming a trend that young girls are marrying or getting into a relationship with older and/or richer men, because of dating websites.
In fact, statistics prove that on an average, American men marry younger women. So I am not talking about a minor age gap between partners in marriage.
Psychological - Girls mature emotionally sooner than men. Pratt, Gracia Edwards and Gert Stulp, it is revealed that married women were 4.1 years younger than married men in the United States.
Men her age typically (though not necessarily) are as mature or even less mature than the girl, and are not yet ready to take the responsibility of a partner. Girls want to grow up fast, and they feel all grown up with an older man who socializes with similar-age-group friends.
Finally, it is easier for younger girls to relate with older men.
Many online dating sites have made things easier for women to find men of all varieties - single men, divorced men, rich men, and even married men.