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Thus, both sexes will have to compete and be selective in mate choices.These two theories explain why natural and sexual selection acts slightly differently on the two sexes so that they display different preferences.A 2003 AARP study reported that 34% of women over 39 years old were dating younger men.The rational choice model suggests that people look for partners who can provide for them in their life (bread-winners); as men traditionally earn more as they get older, women will therefore prefer older men.There are also social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.
Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross culturally.
Another study also showed a higher divorce rate as the age difference rose for when either the woman was older or the man was older.