There are important differences in these general statistics.
The divorce rate for couples in their early 20s was 17.0 per 1,000 in 1985, more than ten times the overall average.
The divorce rate has slowed, partly because fewer couples are getting married to begin with.
According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, 253,353 couples were divorced---which works out to one divorce every two minutes and four seconds---and 708,000 were married in 2010. In 2005, there were 262,000 divorces, down 28,000 from 2002 and up from 16,500 in 1991.
Because he may be a great communicator, mature for his age, and relationship minded, but he’s also, y’know, a BABY. Go in with your eyes open and appreciate the experience for what it is – a dalliance with the youthful exuberance of your past. “What do guys in their twenties really expect and/or want when contacting an older woman? That’s what I thought when I was a schmucky 20 something, and so did my friends.
I would proceed with caution, if you’re looking for something more than a fling with a young stud.
The divorce rate is also increasing at a high rate among couples that have been married for 20 years, in many cases because the wife has become fed up with the husband being gone at work all the time and being treated like a servant. More and more divorced people are finding it easier to remarry and find dates, A 41-year-old divorced man told the Yomiuri Shimbun, “Young women seem to be interested in talking to divorced men.
), there are thousands of other instances of cross-generational relationships that die a quick, painless death. Because he was born in the 80’s, right about the time that you were losing your virginity in college. This is a valid concern to men looking to have families, so let’s not overlook it. It just seems far more likely that a) he’s bragging to his friends that he might get to sleep with a woman 20 years older than himself, or b) you guys really might be compatible if only he were significantly older or you were significantly younger. A caveat which I must acknowledge: if neither of you desires children, then you have a far better chance.
Because he’s been in the workforce for oh, about four years. But still, I’m a big proponent of life experience and wisdom. So even if this young man’s interest in you is completely pure, even if he wants to have a real relationship with you, you guys are most likely doomed. But presuming he does, if I were you, Carla, I’d probably have some fun. Maybe not all of them, and maybe not this particular guy, but most guys in their 20s think an older woman is easier and hornier than women their own age.
By the 1980s, the divorce rate had grown slightly to 1.5 per 1,000.
The more recent rate is not much different from the 1980s rate.
No statistics are available regarding marriage and divorce before Meiji (1868).