In France, that’s an unusual move as first ladies (or potential first ladies) don’t play a very public role in their partners’ political ambitions.In North America, however, her inclusion is notable because she’s 24 years his senior. President Donald Trump, whose 23-year jump on his wife has people yawning and rolling their eyes, the age difference between Macron and his wife is treated as downright scandalous in more puritanical circles. K.’s headline reads: “How Macron and his 64-year-old wife first fell in love.” The article then goes on to detail their romance that started when he was a 16-year-old student and she was his 39-year-old teacher.Though a gender gap most certainly remains, there are many, many more women in positions of leadership, who do not back down from challenges, who compete in many of the same fields as men, and who work side by side with men.Today's younger men have had the opportunity to grow up seeing these powerful women – it’s been a more regular part of their experience in everyday life.It’s been eight years since Newsweek famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.The now well-known term wasn’t a reference to the Chinese calendar; rather, it was a bordering-on-crass idiom coined to define 40-plus women with a predilection for younger gentlemen.Or you’re a young man who feels drawn to older women.
Until the last decade, there have been far less female CEOs or women in high-level managerial positions., relationships in which the woman is at least 10 years older than the man found positive attitudes among the couple themselves, but their union was also informed by a fear of stigma from outsiders.“It’s a relationship like any other, despite what society might say,” Nichole R. But judgment persists, and according to the study, it leads women to feel insecure about their age and aging in general — a fact that’s especially poignant considering a large age gap in a married couple has been linked to higher mortality in women (although this applied whether the woman was older or younger).“Couples with younger husbands violate social norms and thus suffer from social sanctions,” Sven Drefahl of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research said to .“Since marrying a younger husband deviates from what is regarded as normal, these couples could be regarded as outsiders and receive less social support.READ MORE: Is monogamy a realistic relationship ideal? While the beginning of their romance is undoubtedly scandalous, it remains unclear why we still find it shocking when an older woman marries a younger man.“Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.The draw is to feel young,” says Nicole Mc Cance, a relationship psychologist in Toronto.