Love Has No Boundaries: How Much Does Age Difference Really Matter?
This couple shows that love truly has no boundaries. He is 31 years old, while she is a 91-year-old woman and they both live in Pennsylvania. Meet Kyle Jones and Marjorie McCool who fell in love with each other.
Kyle says he was never interested in women his age and he prefers women who are 65 or older. What Marjorie has to say about all of this? She claims they’re sincerely happy and living in harmony, despite the fact that he was born 60 years after her. This means that she was born several years after the WW I, while he was born in the age of computers and Commodore games.
Although 99 percent of the comments we’ve seen on the web are negative and extremely insulting, let us remind you that this is not the only case of such kind. This is happening much more often than you think. In some of those cases relationship is not even consensual and the “bride” is a teenage girl. We don’t even want to mention those common cases where a 50-year-old man dates a 20-year-old woman.
Sexual relationships between people of a significant difference in age have been documented for most of recorded history. They have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes, from normalized acceptance to taboo. Kyle’s and Marjorie’s situation is extremely rare. According to the US Current Population Survey (2013), there have been only 0.3 percent of couples where wife was 20+ years older than husband. It is said that in these kinds of cases, woman’s wealth and attractiveness play a significant role. Or, to simplify: when Madonna does it – it’s fine. Also, she doesn’t give a damn if you approve it or not.
The psychiatrists would call such affinity a case of gerontophilia, or the sexual preference for the elderly. However, we are not here to judge. No matter what you think of this couple, maintaining a relationship with that kind of age difference is tough. Nevertheless, they reached a new level in their relationship: Kyle introduced Marjorie to his mom. They are both happy and we wish them the best of luck.