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In terms of gender differences, they found that the link between perceived relational inequity and prejudice was higher when the man in a relationship was older, rather than the woman.
In explaining the rationale behind perceiving that an older man in a relationship has the upper hand, Collisson and De Leon note that even labels used to describe partners in age-gap relationships imply relational inequity.
In fact, they found that 74 percent of the women in age-gap relationships enjoyed a relationship within which they were securely attached.
Happy, Healthy, Relationships, at Any Age Apparently many couples with age differences enjoy healthy, fulfilling, loving relationships.
They also recognize the commonly held belief that women who date men who are 10 or more years older have unhealthy relationships with their fathers. Further, Skentelbery and Fowler found no significant difference in attachment styles between women in similar-age relationships and women in age-gap relationships.
Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.
Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.
They note that the term insinuates that younger partners pursue older counterparts for money and resources.
Some adult women are assumed to be looking for an older man to financially support a comfortable lifestyle within which to raise children.