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2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
How big is too big Love is blind, they say. Science says: The age gap between partners determines the longevity of the relationship.
The heart wants what the heart wants. Age is only a number. The love is blind.
Is correct! And yet: Even in 2020 we will still raise our eyebrows at a couple with an extreme age difference. Is that really love Or do other interests play a role? Take, for example, the relationship between French President Emmanuel Macron (still 42) and his wife Brigitte Trongneux (67). A gap of 25 years - a topic dissected with relish in the media. The same game for couples like Heidi Klum and husband Tom Kaulitz.
"You wouldn't break your mouth like that if I were older - and my wife the younger," Macron exclaimed at the obsession with the gossip media. "Just because my wife is older than me, many people think that our relationship is impossible."
According to scientists, this age difference is ideal for the durability of a relationship
Of course there are exceptions. However, research has shown that relationships with large age differences tend to end badly. According to a study by Emory University in Canada, the greater the difference, the greater the likelihood of a breakup.
The researchers analyzed the data from 3,000 people and found that couples with an age difference of five years are 18 percent more likely to separate than for partners who are the same age. With an age gap of ten years this number rises to 39 percent, with a difference of 20 years to - ouch! - 95 percent.
Hugo Mialon, the head of the study: "The highest probability that a relationship will last are couples whose ages are just a year apart. Here, the risk of separation is only three percent."
Pfah! We like to be the exception that proves the rule. In our experience, we cannot quite confirm this. Where love falls Or so.;-)