What is the optimal age difference between husband and wife?
The most common men marry women younger than them, and the girls, on the contrary, to marry men older than they are. But is there an optimum age difference between husband and wife? New research has shown that men in Finland have to marry women younger than them at least 15 years in order to produce a strong and healthy offspring that will literally be able to survive at least 18 years.
Scientists have made this conclusion after studying data on 700 marriages concluded in church starting at 17 and ending with the 19th century. As a result, only 10% of all men and women was the optimum age difference, and the average age difference between husband and wife was 3 years old.
The current study in Sweden found that men are more likely to find themselves wives woman 6 years younger than him. However, experts pointed out that financial security is the most important factor when choosing a partner, but love does not play any role.