Not to say that they're not happy for a while -- certainly Demi and Ashton have appeared to be, as well as the eight couples in a 2006 study by Sandra L. Proulx in which the wives were a decade or more older than their husbands (an admittedly small sample).
Before I get attacked as somehow being sexist…look at the anecdotal evidence.
On average, men in all societies date younger women.
If those words made you cringe, I’m sorry, but I’m just trying to be as direct as possible. Any way you want to look at it, complications such as down syndrome and miscarriages in pregnancy rise with age.
So it makes perfect sense that men are driven to younger women who have the lowest risk factors. Since they were teenagers, many women have idolized older men.
While their 15-year age gap probably has nothing to do with Ashton's alleged infidelity -- you're either a cheater or you're not -- the odds may have been stacked against them from the beginning.
That's because marriages in which the woman is much older than her husband often lead to divorce.
Instead, they settle for less or don’t even try at all.
I think that’s awful because I know many normal, great guys who just happen to like younger women. I want to show you that there’s nothing wrong with age disparity in a relationship and it may even work out better for many couples.
It isn't all that surprising that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's marriage appears to be in trouble. 24, 2005 -- Demi was 42 and Ashton was 27 -- few thought it would last.
Sure, at 48 Demi looks fantastic and, yes, Ashton has become a good stepdad to Demi's three kids, but many may have wondered if, sooner or later, their age difference might become an issue.
This formula has somehow become the definitive rule for the youngest age of a woman a man can date. So much so, that they don’t go after women they’re actually interested in.