EarnTheNecklace.com Weighs in on Study Showing Men Prefer Younger Women for 2nd Marriages

EarnTheNecklace.com, the world’s largest forum where younger women who are in a rela­tion­ship with a much older man share their sto­ries and expe­ri­ences, is weigh­ing in on a recent study show­ing that men who get remar­ried are more likely to wed a much younger spouse.

Accord­ing to a recent study, Amer­i­can men who remarry are more likely to walk down the aisle with a younger woman. This analy­sis, based upon recently released data from the 2013 Amer­i­can Com­mu­nity Sur­vey, found that approx­i­mately 20% of remar­ried men have a wife who is at least 10 years younger, while a fur­ther 18% mar­ried a woman six to nine years younger. By com­par­i­son, five per­cent of new­ly­wed men in their first mar­riage have a spouse who is 10 years younger and 10% mar­ried a woman between six and nine years younger. (Source: Liv­ingston, G., “Tying the knot again? Chances are, there’s a big­ger age gap than the first time around,” Pew Research web site, Decem­ber 4, 2014; www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/04/tying-the-knot-again-chances-are-theres-a-bigger-age-gap-than-the-first-time-around/.)

This study con­firms what many peo­ple already know: that men are more likely to marry a much younger woman the sec­ond, third, or fourth time around,” says Riya Beau­mont, EarnTheNecklace.com’s con­tent edi­tor. “The same holds true for women who remarry, but the age gap isn’t quite so sig­nif­i­cant. For the most part, though, women tend to remarry older men.”

While the study doesn’t explain why the age gap widens with sec­ond, third, and fourth mar­riages, there are a num­ber of rea­sons why the age-gap might widen when peo­ple get remar­ried. For starters, the aver­age age for Amer­i­cans get­ting mar­ried is 27 for women and 29 for men. Since younger peo­ple tend to social­ize with their peers and date for a num­ber of years before get­ting mar­ried, it makes sense that those who get mar­ried for the first time would be close in age.

The age-gap dat­ing rela­tion­ship experts at EarnTheNecklace.com under­stand that with the divorce rate hov­er­ing near 50%, it clearly takes more than being the same age to make a mar­riage work. The older peo­ple get, the more estab­lished they are in their careers, and the more they really know them­selves and under­stand what they want in a part­ner. On top of that, those who are in a posi­tion to get remar­ried are, not sur­pris­ingly, older and have a wider dat­ing pool to choose from.

Unfor­tu­nately, too many obsess over the age dif­fer­ence between cou­ples. The fact of the mat­ter is, peo­ple have dif­fer­ent pri­or­i­ties at dif­fer­ent stages in their lives,” Beau­mont con­cludes. “Instead of wor­ry­ing about how much younger or older a spouse is, it’s more impor­tant to focus on the ideals that make a mar­riage suc­ceed, such as love, trust, kind­ness, and gen­eros­ity. And if a 50-year-old man finds that in a 30-year-old woman or vice versa, all the more power to them.”

About the Web Site: Earn the Neck­lace (EarnTheNecklace.com) is a web site fea­tur­ing sto­ries writ­ten by women in rela­tion­ships with much older men and who want to help other women in the same situation.