10 year age gap dating

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Across Western countries, about 8% of all married heterosexual couples can be classified as having a large age gap (ten years or more).

These generally involve older men partnered with younger women.

It is hosted by the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Western Cape, the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Nigerian Academy of Science.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a Strategic Partner.

In some non-Western countries, the average age gap is much larger than in Western countries.

So they are attuned to looking for a partner who will also invest resources into a relationship and family.With more women working, in higher positions and being paid more, they no longer have such a reliance on men for resources.So fewer women will prioritise resources when looking for a mate.That is, the extent to which someone has “good genes” – indicated by their attractiveness and sense of energy (also known as vitality) – and the extent to which they are a “good investment” – indicated by their status and resources as well as their warmth and sense of trust.Although men and women place importance on a partner who is warm and trustworthy, women place more importance on the status and resources of their male partner.

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