"good relationship skills." What kind of "alpha" male are you?If you're a gorilla, you establish your physical dominance over any male you meet.You start each morning with a half-hour of loud hooting to frighten other gibbons away from your forty acres of forest.If you're a chimpanzee, you live in a group of fifty individuals. Aché women gather plants and small animals, and care for their children (see How Our Ancestors Lived).
On the one hand, women have the natural imperative to select optimal genetic traits, one way of making that selection easy is through hierarchically superior men, a.k.a. On the other hand, women want men who can materially provide for their families, commit to a long-term relationship, and enjoy interacting with children, a.k.a.Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.Commitment in Age-Gap Heterosexual Romantic Relationships: A Test of Evolutionary and Socio-Cultural Predictions.A 2008 study published in the journal found women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.