These relationships have traditionally been looked at with suspicion, with clichÃ©s abounding.
'She’s only after his money.' 'He’s old enough to be her father.' 'Cradle snatcher.' 'Sugar daddy.' 'Toy boy.' to mention but a few, and it’s usually been that way, always the man older than the woman.
But what really matters is the couple’s level of contentment.This is no longer the case, with many couples now having an age gap where the woman is older than the man, and again these relationships are often viewed with suspicion.Celebrities such as Joan Collins marrying Percy, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, have gone some way to changing the way we consider ‘age gap relationships’.It is also important to remember that as people get older so the age gap seems to matter less, a woman of 25 with a partner of 45 may get some strange looks but when they're 45 and 65, somehow the gap doesn’t seem so big.
As long as the couple have the same goals for the relationship then it can and does work...age should not be a deterrent to exploring an adult, healthy, respectful and loving relationship.