What is also powerfully influential are the ever increasing and empowering lead roles created for women in movies, on TV, and through infinite social media forums.Through the years many have watched, or already understood their mothers and sisters to have a powerful say in how they regard women.The draw is to feel young,” says Nicole Mc Cance, a relationship psychologist in Toronto.
Many women who have reached an above-average level of success in their careers grew up in a time when there weren’t that many women in positions of great leadership or authority.
Until the last decade, there have been far less female CEOs or women in high-level managerial positions.
As members of a society that somehow associates infancy with experience and inherent value (or at least, I assume that’s what all those 30 Under 30 lists are for, anyways), the continual upwards scroll of that second digit of my age is nothing more than a painful daily reminder that I’m no longer the youngest in my friend group, work circle, or most bars.
And as someone who has long since subscribed to the Golden Ratio of Dating (my heteronormative assumption that for a ‘perfect’ relationship, the man should be three years older than his girlfriend — and, you know, the theory that women lose stock value after 25), I assumed that age was just as important to everyone else.
In North America, however, her inclusion is notable because she’s 24 years his senior. President Donald Trump, whose 23-year jump on his wife has people yawning and rolling their eyes, the age difference between Macron and his wife is treated as downright scandalous in more puritanical circles. K.’s headline reads: “How Macron and his 64-year-old wife first fell in love.” The article then goes on to detail their romance that started when he was a 16-year-old student and she was his 39-year-old teacher.
READ MORE: Is monogamy a realistic relationship ideal? While the beginning of their romance is undoubtedly scandalous, it remains unclear why we still find it shocking when an older woman marries a younger man.“Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.Just look at all the examples Hollywood has provided: Julianne Moore is nine years older than her husband, Bart Freundlich; Hugh Jackman is 12 years younger than Deborra-Lee Furness; Eva Mendes is six years Ryan Gosling‘s senior, same with Julianna Margulies and her husband, Keith Lieberthal., relationships in which the woman is at least 10 years older than the man found positive attitudes among the couple themselves, but their union was also informed by a fear of stigma from outsiders.“It’s a relationship like any other, despite what society might say,” Nichole R. But judgment persists, and according to the study, it leads women to feel insecure about their age and aging in general — a fact that’s especially poignant considering a large age gap in a married couple has been linked to higher mortality in women (although this applied whether the woman was older or younger).“Couples with younger husbands violate social norms and thus suffer from social sanctions,” Sven Drefahl of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research said to .It was actually on a birthday of mine, one a few years past 25, that I slept with my first younger man — a co-worker I assumed was my age, or a few months younger at best. So quiet, in fact, that when he brought up trying light bondage in bed once, my best friend’s reply to hearing about his request was “He’s said five words to you total, and one of them was handcuffs?!He turned out to be a whole five years younger than me — four, if you’re generously rounding, two when I talked to my friends about him — but in actuality, a full five years younger than I was at the time. ” But Jake’s request to try out handcuffs brought something else starkly into focus: that until I was deeply, deeply in a committed relationship, I was often reticent to try anything new, mainly for fear of looking stupid.The users of the secret-sharing app, Whisper, have revealed their own experiences of being a cougar; recounting both the threat - or reality - of being dumped, and the joys of feeling sexy and 'in control'.'My cub left me...