After analysing 3,000 people, it found that couples with a five-year age gap are 18 per cent more likely to split up than those of the same age.Interestingly, that figure rose to 39 per cent for couples with a 10-year age gap and a shocking 95 per cent for those with a 20-year age gao. Contrary to popular belief, researchers believe that the sweet spot lies in just a one-year gap between spouses who have a much smaller chance of separation at just 3 per cent.
He calls me 'cougar,' 'cradle robber,' 'old lady,' and stuff like that. His playful nature and energy make her laugh, but she says he does know how to be a grown-up (when he has to be).“It's because she is 20 years older than me that a lot of people say, 'this relationship can't be tenable, it can't be possible.'” While there are always exceptions to the rule, research has shown that certain age gaps are more likely to end in tears.According to a study conducted by Emory University in Atlanta, the bigger the difference the bigger the chance of separation."Yet she's young enough at heart to join me on adventures and boogie down on the dance floor and just be a crazy silly goofball sometimes!" The age gap has had another unexpected benefit: Jan points out it has spared them for going through menopause at the same time.