Dating question relationship
The answer to that question may lie in your answers to these: Just as age has its rewards, so do age differences.The younger person gets an experienced companion who is often better established in the world.
The "senior partner" may also have more money — perhaps, even, a more interesting life.
The older person, for his part, gets a higher-energy companion who is likely to help the couple stay fit — and, quite likely, more sexually active.
Or look at 65-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who made 34-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys his (third) bride in December 2012.
You don't hear as much about what I refuse to call "cougars": women substantially older than their male partners.
To be fair, your friends may have a point: It is sexy to be with someone different, and there is a certain pride in attracting the interest of a younger mate.