American Psychologist. So the reality is, while an age gap may bring about some challenges for couples, so long as couples work at their relationship, age should be no barrier. By clicking the button to proceed, you agree to the processing of your personal data in connection with the eharmony service. Journal of Marriage and Family. Star Carr — York, York. International Family Planning Perspectives.
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Thanks for subscribing! In regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa the use of polygyny is commonly practiced as a consequence of high sex-ratios more males born per females and passing on heterozygous diverse genetics from different females to offspring. Interestingly, that figure rose to 39 per cent for couples with a year age gap and a shocking 95 per cent for those with a year age gao. Of course, it's not a hard and fast rule, and there are always going to be outliers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. I felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages. Mark Steel.