The problem is that they often forget that casual relationships require maintenance and effort, the same as a relationship leading towards commitment.Just because there are no strings attached doesn’t mean that it’s a free-for-all.It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between men looking for a fling and men wanting a long term relationship.The biggest reason for this is many times the man doesn't even know what he wants or he does know, but gets scared of commitment and runs. Contradictorily, men want a women who is emotionally like a man.The privilege of similar-aged couples is that they might rarely think about this question, but it's a struggle for adult couples, especially as they begin to form a relationship, to understand how their age difference may affect their relationship. Age-gap trends in American adult heterosexual couples are well documented: The Pew Research Center analyzed data from the 2013 American Community Survey and found that, even though most heterosexual Americans (78-80 percent) choose partners who are about their same age when they marry for the first time (that is, within 5 years), many are not.In age-gap couples, men are more apt to have a younger than an older spouse, with 10 percent having a spouse who is six-to-nine years younger, and 5 percent marrying a woman 10 or more years younger.
Marriage suddenly becomes high on many women's priority list. Finding a good man willing to commit can be difficult. There's a void in immature relationships, an apparent absence and incessant worry that something's missing. They are comfortable and secure and free of doubt because mature love isn't about all those small questions, but a comfort in knowing the big one is answered.In the same study, women reported being the older spouse only 11 percent of the time.How do you know if an age-gap relationship will work?