“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."We have a lot of fun with the older woman stereotype! "He's just plain great."Heather Gannoe may be 12 years younger than her husband Jeff, but she often feels like the responsible adult in the relationship.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).With an age gap of 25 years, Macron, recently spoke out about the international obsession with the age difference between himself and his partner.“If I was 20 years older than my wife, nobody would think for a single second that we couldn’t be legitimately together,“ he told Le Parisien.
Their racing team even earned them a Couple of the Year award. "We both tend to prize intangibles like ideas, experiences and relationships over the pursuit of materialistic things like fancy cars or big houses," she says, adding they're both "total do-gooders." She explains, "Brian once said that one of his main goals in life is to be useful and that's something I feel strongly about too.""I love the fact that he's older and has a different perspective on things than I do," says Tammy Macias, of her husband, who's 19 years her senior.But those things are really just cosmetic," she explains."The important parts—the parts of us that are most compatible—are without age!" she says."I scored with our 8-year age difference! Not only is the age gap not an impediment but she says Robin's stability has allowed her to do the things she's most passionate about, like running her fitness blog and starting a life coaching business."My wife is further along in her career and brings home most of the bacon, not to mention she has all that great experience and wisdom stuff too," Jan says.