For example, compatible energy levels makes it more likely that a couple will want to recreate together.So, for example, anecdotally I've observed that more women than men ages 35 to 40 want to do do extreme sports such as rock climbing, run marathons, or do triathlons.The takeaway Most important in choosing a wife, of course is compatibility: sexually, interpersonally, in values, plus whether they're kind and, of course, that you love each other: You feel great just being in a room with that person, you put each other on a pedestal, and are pleased to do things for that person.I expand on those in the article, Should You Marry This Person?So marrying an older woman, on average, not only increases the chances she'll contribute more money to the family income, she'll be in a better position to offer career advice and maybe even help her husband land a better job.Plus, having an experienced career woman as a mate allows confidential career advice that may not be possible from peers. Women live five years longer than men, and men die earlier of nine of the top ten leading causes of death. There now are more than four widows for every widower.Current research summarized in a BBC review, suggests this is So, on average, a man choosing a woman five years older is marrying his physiological equal. If an 80-year-old man is married to a 75-year-old, physiologically 70, even if she still loves him, she may feel he's an albatross and he may feel he's a burden.In contrast, if he had married someone five years older than him, they're more likely to be health peers and to fade away together.
It sucks when a woman is in her mid-late 40s and you are all ready to go and she has no interest.But there are reasons men should consider older women as a potential marriage partner.I will admit I'm biased: My wife is five years older than I am and we've been contentedly married for almost 40 years now. Alfred Kinsey's classic work on sexuality concluded that men's sexual hormones peak at 18, women's in their early 30s.Objections Today, thanks to prenatal screening, most women have a high probability of having a healthy baby through their 30s and even early 40s.For many people, the difference in fertility rate is too small to trump the factors cited above.