I understand your concern, but it's no picnic when the ravages of age strike both partners at the same time, or a few years apart, either. If she wanted it and he wanted to give it then so what? Most the guy seem to want to 'BUY' a wife and then get upset when the person doesn't do as they're told.It's just a different subset of ravages-of-age-related problems. We've all heard this idea before: men are designed to want to spread their seed, so in spite of their age and inability with age to care for children, they remain attracted to women who can propagate their DNA.My uncle was always the fun loving young guy of the family, even as he aged, and my aunt was a bit more mature and grounded in her 20's than a lot of people.
(And is it just me, or is that choice of verb mildly abrasive?
) According to Marshall's nurse, Betty Morgan, after the two were married, Smith was only interested in one thing when it came to her new husband: his money.
I don't imagine that May-November marriages were subject to scrutiny like that.
And even then, older men still outlived several younger wives simply because of those issues - the notion of a woman marrying for an impending estate (the classic "black widow") must be relatively new.
Certainly a 50-year-old man dating a 22-year-old woman is better than a 58-year-old-man marrying an 8-year-old girl, but how much better exactly?
According to Hugo Schwyzer, this age dynamic is sexist and hurts men and women alike.
"He would be trying to make her understand that he couldn't get his hands on that kind of money," said Morgan.
"That he might be worth the money, but he didn't have cash lying around …
My uncle's wife is the same age as me, about a 20 year difference.