Nevertheless, because men generally are interested in women in their twenties, adolescent boys are generally sexually interested in women somewhat older than themselves.A study released in 2003 by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics concluded that the proportion of women in England and Wales marrying younger men rose from 15% to 26% between 19.The study also showed a higher divorce rate as the age difference rose when the woman was older and a lower divorce rate as the age difference rose when the man was older.
Marriage between partners of roughly similar age is known as "age homogamy". Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.In various cultures, older men and younger women often seek one another for sexual or marital relationships.and in both cases wealth and physical attractiveness are often relevant.According to Swiss law, couples wishing to get married must submit an application to the registry office in their place of residence which will then examine if they meet all requirements and the wedding can go ahead.A couple may not marry “in order to circumvent laws on the admission and residence of foreign nationals”.
Age disparity in sexual relationships and sexual relationships between individuals of a significant difference in age have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes, from normalized acceptance to taboo.
Concepts of these relationships and of the exact definition of a "significant" age disparity have developed over time and vary between societies, and ethical systems.
According to daily paper 20 Minutes, the Vaud cantonal court didn’t believe they were in love, but that the man, from Tunisia, simply wanted to live in Switzerland.
Speaking to 20 Minutes, the Swiss pensioner said she met her 21-year-old boyfriend on the internet when he was just 18. We have the same ideas,” said the retired secretary, who was previously married to a man 13 years her junior.
Having never met her intended in person, in August last year the woman took a five-day visit to Tunisia to visit him, and the couple lodged their request to marry with the Swiss ambassador in Tunisia.
But a court refused the request at the end of April, judging it “emotional fraud with the aim of migration”, the Vaud civil registry office told the paper.