This embarrassment of riches can backfire, however, because many people tend to give up on a prospective match too quickly.
Others require perseverance in the early stages that you don't need with more-traditional kinds of dating.
While we may usually assume a large age gap indicates an older man, there are plenty of women who date and marry men that are significantly younger (although perhaps not quite as extreme as Brigitte Macron, who is nearly a quarter-century senior to her husband, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France).
Successful couples come from all stories and backgrounds.
That said, age gaps have been proven to cause some unique challenges and complications.
That can be a blessing in some ways, but it also serves as a handicap.
You may be so enamored with the initial flush of romance that you can't see any existing problems with your mate, something those close to you may be able to perceive more objectively.
When speaking to online matches, you have no idea if you're seeing a real person or a cunningly crafted façade.
Online dishonesty needn't be so dramatic, either; online daters have a way of shaving a few pounds off their listed weight or a few years off their listed age in order to attract more people.
Men who are older tend to be more ready to take those steps toward commitment sooner.” Karen admits, though, that age doesn’t necessarily dictate whether or not a guy is ready to commit.