A new study has said that women who are at least 10 years older than their men are more likely to have a fulfilling and satisfying love relationship. The study focused on 200 women in heterosexual relationships and most of the respondents admitted they were driven to stay committed to their partners.
According to Sex psychologist, Doctor Justin Lehmiller, ladies who had up to a 10-year gap between them and the people they were dating seemed to be more fulfilled.
“Why were the older women happier with their relationships? I can’t say with certainty based on my data, but it may be because when the woman is older, it might shift the power dynamic toward greater equality,” the psychologist said.
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Africa Tembelea understands that, though not one reason can be pin pointed to explain the correlation between age and love, Dr Justin believes such relationships promote equality. To him, when a woman assumes a dominant role in a relationship, lovebirds become happier.
“We know from a lot of research that greater equality in a relationship tends to make couples happier, so perhaps it’s the case that this arrangement is just more equitable,” Dr Justin pointed out. Surprisingly, most men prefer being submissive and committed to a woman of great power.
The study also found that older women tend to have more of these characteristics as compared to younger ladies.
“So maybe it is a feeling of empowerment that ultimately underlies older women’s greater feelings of satisfaction—and perhaps that empowerment allows women to get more of what they want, sexually and otherwise,” the psychologist added.
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