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Thus, the ‘value’ a woman brings is intimately tied to her youth (and beauty, and other markers that have little to do with actual inherent human value).This is a cultural double standard, as men are not nearly as deeply judged on these traits, and often have value tied to intelligence, talent, often money, etc.

"For others, it may be a longing or need to be doted upon and appreciated for their stature and significance.

Given the differences in values, views and often life goals for a 19-year-old versus a 45-year-old, I would say that generally these romances are unlikely to last.

For a relationship to work, there has to be a mutual understanding and communication which is much harder — though not impossible — to find when the generational divide is so wide." Personal Space is Bravo's home for all things "relationships," from romance to friendships to family to co-workers. Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates.

Even for men who don’t explicitly want children, evolutionary psychology holds that they are still programmed unconsciously to be attracted to younger women for this reason.” A third theory relates to cultural values and a generally patriarchal society, Wright says.

“First, our society — and perhaps especially celebrity culture — is youth obsessed, and much more so for women than men.

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