HOME BLOG

Science suggests having a “boy toy” can shorten a woman’s life

May 8, 2024, 6:04 PM | Updated: May 13, 2024, 11:24 am

Say it isn’t so! Study from Sweden suggests cougars could be shortening their life spans by dating a younger man that is 10 years or more younger than her. However, the research also suggests the situation is not the same for older men and younger women in relationships where men tend to benefit from the union.

The study suggests the stress on the older woman trying to “keep up” with her active younger man can contribute to sending her to an early grave. Women with a partner with a 10 year age difference are 20% more likely to die earlier from any cause than a woman dating someone her own age.

Women tend to take on more stress in a relationship. The study suggests that cougars enjoy the “boy toy” but eventually fall into a caregiver role to their partner and the sexual health can suffer adding more stress physically and mentally to the woman.

Only 8% of heterosexual couples in the U.S. have an age gap of ten years or more. The age gap is wider for homosexual couples. 25% of homosexual men and 15% of homosexual women in relationships have an age gap of ten years or more.

9 out of 10 of the heterosexual couples, the man is older than the woman. Only 1 out of 10 couples was the woman being older.

What do you think? Kathie J thinks that dating a younger man might be a good way to go.

Read more about the study here.

Home Blog

Vipers in the sky: Colorado National Guard to honors Memorial Day heroes...

Jim Lawson

Vipers in the sky: Colorado National Guard to honors Memorial Day heroes

Vipers in the sky: Colorado National Guard to honors Memorial Day heroes. The Colorado National Guard will fly a formation of F-16C Vipers over Colorado communities on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day. […]

7 hours ago

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Sgt. Jephcott from the No Excuse team writes out a ticket as he pa...

Jim Lawson

Colorado’s most famous speed trap has a new tool to catch you.

Colorado’s most famous speed trap has a new tool to catch you. Two weeks into its new speed camera program, the town of Morrison has issued 10,287 tickets. That’s according […]

9 hours ago

TUMON, GUAM, JULY 01: In this handout image provided by Guam Visitors Bureau, People enjoy Guam BBQ...

Jim Lawson

Red, White, and dreading the Bill: The cost of your Memorial Day BBQ this year.

Red, White, and dreading the Bill: The cost of your Memorial Day BBQ this year. An estimated 52 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate Memorial Day by barbecuing, according […]

1 day ago

...

Melissa Moore

Melissa and Kathie J take being awkward to a whole new level

Melissa and Kathie tend to say and do the most awkward things! Office Chat with Melissa Moore & Kathie J – Weekdays at 1:40pm & LIVE on FB The Kathie […]

1 day ago

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 12:  A parking lot at the Santa Monica Pier is already filled before noon o...

Jim Lawson

Denver area mall to offer VIP parking for a fee

Denver area mall to offer VIP parking for a fee. Have you ever tried to find a parking spot in front of the story you want to go into at […]

1 day ago

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 23: In this handout image provided by Taronga Zoo, a tree kangaroo mun...

Murphy Huston

‘Down Under’: Denver Zoo opens new habitat Friday

The newest habitat at Denver Zoo opens Friday. The new “Down Under” habitat features species native to  Australia and its surrounding areas, including red-necked wallabies, tree kangaroos and bright-blue cassowaries. […]

2 days ago

Science suggests having a “boy toy” can shorten a woman’s life