There's give and take, flow, back and forth, interruptions. Join the discussion. Henrich, J. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Thanks for subscribing! The success of a relationship depends on partners sharing similar values, beliefs and goals about their relationship. Archived from the original on 15 December
Why couples with big age gaps are happier, despite the social disapproval
A critical review of theory and research". Explanations for age disparity usually focus on either the rational choice model or the analysis of demographic trends in a society. From that story, I deduced she was either an alcoholic, irresponsible or the product of parents who let her do whatever she wanted — or all three. Vote Are you sure you want to submit this vote? These couples also seem to report greater trust and commitment and lower jealousy than similar-age couples. Henrich, J. A British psychological study published in Evolution and Human Behavior in concluded that men and women, in general, continued to follow traditional gender roles when searching for mates.