Dating for four years

Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.

And everywhere that men and women are relatively economically independent of each other, they leave unhappy marriages because they can. Americans joke about the “7-year itch”—that after that number of years of marriage, couples get antsy to separate.

Indeed, Gabriele Pauli, who recently bid to become the leader of Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union party, has proposed that marriages should last only seven years, unless renewed by mutual consent. Could our biology play a role in the rush to freedom? To find out, I looked at data on 58 societies collected since 1947 by the Statistical Office of the United Nations.

his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes!

And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school.

Phillippe, 41, reportedly proposed to the 24-year-old beauty around Christmas time.

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