Olsen dating much older man
As a control to self-report bias, Skentelbery and Fowler also asked participants to complete a measure of “social desirability,” or the tendency to exaggerate one’s positive attributes on a questionnaire (e.g.
“I never make a long trip without checking the safety of my car”).
After the wedding of a celebrity husband and his much younger wife, media coverage invariably focuses on the inappropriateness of the age gap.
Whether it’s the new dad George Clooney (56) and his 18-year-younger wife, Amal, or Donald Trump (70) and his First Lady, Melania (age 47), commentators become psychoanalysts, suggesting that the younger woman is clearly seeking a father figure.
The older men with the most appeal to younger women would be those with financial prosperity who are willing to heap some of those financial rewards onto their partner.A middle-aged or older man pairing with a younger woman, from this viewpoint, ensures that he will continue to have offspring at older ages than would be possible with a peer who is past childbearing age.There are some assumptions within this framework — for example, that people behave in ways that are intended to guarantee the future of the species rather than in response to sociocultural influences.The two age-based relationship samples were similar in both attachment style and relationship satisfaction.Further, the size of the age gap did not relate significantly to satisfaction with the partner.