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And some studies have shown men and women are happiest in households where the husband is older than the wife. A study published in 2008 in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly found that women 10 or more years older than their partners report being more satisfied and committed to their relationships than women who are the same age or younger than their partners.

That could be because the power dynamic in those relationships is more equitable, said social psychologist Justin Lehmiller, co-author of the study, or because only the most solid partners pursue age gap romances given the stigma.

'" said Charlie Capen, right, now 31 and married to Avara, 39, left, for eight years. (Handout/Family photo)When he moved to Los Angeles, Charlie Capen, 20 at the time, could have joined his friends hitting the clubs.Instead, he fell in love with a woman eight years older, an age difference that has provided far more benefits than challenges — except for one thing."When she'd start to talk about Duran Duran or Erasure, I was like, 'What are you talking about?'" said Charlie Capen, now 31 and married to Avara, 39, for eight years.Aside from light teasing about divergent pop culture references, and occasional jokes that Avara will trade Charlie in for a younger model, the age gap barely registers in their romance, even as society still looks askance at the pairing of an older woman with a younger man. Robinson's day — Hollywood's proud examples include Mariah Carey (10 years older than her husband, actor Nick Cannon), Julianne Moore (nine years older than her husband, director Bart Freundlich), and Geena Davis (15 years older than her husband, plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy) — studies show people disapprove of age gap relationships in general and especially those in which the woman is older, which they deem most likely to fail.People in age gap couples perceive more prejudice against their relationship than same-sex or interracial couples, Lehmiller's research has found.

'" said Charlie Capen, right, now 31 and married to Avara, 39, left, for eight years. (Handout/Family photo)When he moved to Los Angeles, Charlie Capen, 20 at the time, could have joined his friends hitting the clubs.

Instead, he fell in love with a woman eight years older, an age difference that has provided far more benefits than challenges — except for one thing."When she'd start to talk about Duran Duran or Erasure, I was like, 'What are you talking about?

'" said Charlie Capen, now 31 and married to Avara, 39, for eight years.

Aside from light teasing about divergent pop culture references, and occasional jokes that Avara will trade Charlie in for a younger model, the age gap barely registers in their romance, even as society still looks askance at the pairing of an older woman with a younger man. Robinson's day — Hollywood's proud examples include Mariah Carey (10 years older than her husband, actor Nick Cannon), Julianne Moore (nine years older than her husband, director Bart Freundlich), and Geena Davis (15 years older than her husband, plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy) — studies show people disapprove of age gap relationships in general and especially those in which the woman is older, which they deem most likely to fail.

People in age gap couples perceive more prejudice against their relationship than same-sex or interracial couples, Lehmiller's research has found.

Women bear the brunt of the criticism regardless of whether they're on the younger or older side of the spectrum, with the cougar or gold digger labels reflecting a deeply rooted sexism that judges women's sexual activities far more often than men's are judged, said Lehmiller, who teaches at Harvard University.