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22 and dating for 3 years

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We all remember when year old Ashley Olsen made headlines for reportedly dating year-old Bennett Miller, the director of Moneyball. And, yes, I know some younger men date older women. Kyle Jones, a year-old Pittsburgh guy, was in the news for having a relationship with year-old 22 and dating for 3 years, Marjorie McCool. So I am not being sexist. However, this article is about younger women falling in love with older men.

And I don't mean a few years older. Traditionally, it has not just been customary but also advisable for girls to marry men who were a few years older - maybe by two to five years. There are biological as well as psychological reasons for this. For instance, girls enter puberty sooner, their bodies are ready to have children earlier, and they only remain fertile for a limited time period.

Psychologically, they reach emotional maturity much sooner than men.

Pratt, Gracia Edwards and Gert Stulp, revealed that married women were 4. According to the same study, successful men featured on the Forbes list married women seven years younger. In fact, the numbers get more interesting. When these super-rich men remarried, their subsequent partner was substantially younger, years younger on average.