Four years, four months… the perfect age gap for a couple (but only if the man is older)

  • An age gap makes a relationship better, but only if the woman is younger
  • Women prefer men to be three to six years older than them in a relationship
  • Just one per cent of women would go for a younger man


The perfect age gap for partners is four years and four months – but only when the man is older, a survey has found.

A study of 2,000 adults showed that just one per cent of women believed the ‘ideal relationship’ was with a younger man.

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Men were also reluctant to be a toyboy, with just two per cent saying they would rather be with an older woman.

The majority of respondents said an age gap was preferable, however.

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