It’s not even worth pointing out the times it doesn’t work out because so many same-age relationships end up in divorce that one can’t make the argument that same-age relationships make for better, longer lasting marriages.. However, strangely enough, here in the Philippines..
not only are there a multitude of May-December relationships; they stay together and are happy together.
These days the Wife is practically spit upon by contemporary culture.
It is no longer esteemed as it once was even in America’s own history as recently as 75 years ago.
But that’s all assuming that ‘equality’ has anything to do with non-dependence. In a same-age relationship, if the husband works and the wife doesn’t..
she’s not accused of being ‘dependent’ or a ‘gold-digger’. Why so much judgmentalism for one couple and not the other? America has a long-standing history of Christian roots, I’ll grant that. I see and meet young Filipina women here all the time and I’m telling you, when it comes to having their head on straight, being mature, having right priorities..
These girls truly are raised with a strong sense of Catholic tradition in their everyday life.
Being an American myself, I have to say that in 49 years of living in the USA.. wife is in her 20’s and more often than not, very attractive. It’s not like in America where it’s pretty easy to tell the Mothers from the daughters. I want to know what makes their mind and heart ‘tick’. And from what I’ve observed of cultures outside the Philippines and within it here are some trends I have noticed..”.
Personally, I live on the small island of Mactan and I see it at least every other day.
And if I go to the larger malls in Cebu, I see it several times a day all through the day.
What a rarely see, and by rare I mean perhaps three times in a four-month period..
is a Foreigner/Filipina couple who are both the same age.