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08 October 2014

Advantages and Disadvantages of Marrying a Younger Woman

Angel came up with this list recently and really, really wanted me to share it with you all, since I joke about my "older husband" semi-regularly. He has always thought that he got a really good deal out of the whole thing, but he wanted to talk about the specific pros and cons.


Here are what he says are the advantages:

1) Less or no baggage at all from previous relationships.

2) Your wife can be your automatic and convenient designated driver if you marry her before the age of 21.

3) She hasn't even hit her prime of beauty yet. No one says that teenagers are the most beautiful women--the teen years can be awkward, and I've heard that late 20s-30s are some of the prime years. Which means that my wife is just going to keep getting prettier post-wedding day.

4) You may be able to relate to and converse easier with her parents and aunts and uncles because you are closer in age to them and know and remember some of the same pop culture and historical references.

5) She is not expected to die of old age before you, so it's more likely you won't ever have to be without her, given average lifespans for men and women.

Disadvantages:

1) Your car insurance rates will jump when you add a 19 year old wife to your insurance.

2) You might have to pay for her education if she's still in school.

3) She might think 80s music sounds really weird because she wasn't alive back then.

4) She may not have a lot of experience with doing her own taxes so you'll have to teach her how.

5) She probably won't have a really good job with a ton of work experience and make lots of money in comparison to you if she is still in college or just out of college.

(Is it just me or was nearly every disadvantage on the list having to do with the fact that a young wife might be expensive?)
Jenna Brussee said...

This made me laugh! My boyfriend and I are the same age, so we won't have the same advantages/disadvantages. However, I think that my boyfriend and most guys would agree, having a girlfriend/wife is expensive no matter what! ;)

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

LOL it does sound rather focused on the money in the second half : )

My husband is 11 months younger than me and is aways calling me "the cougar". LOL

bisous
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of it depends on the person. I am 26, but I prefer movies, music, and TV shows from the early 2000s and before. I like a lot of oldies music and classic rock. My 40-year-old husband watches and reads a wider variety of things. He is more likely to have seen a recent movie or read a recent popular novel than me!

Robyn B said...

haha love this! and yes every disadvantage was about money! funny!

Patty said...

Aaw #3 in the advantages is sweet! I forgot you are younger, its the opposite with us as I am three years older than my husband.

Anonymous said...

Haha this is cute :) I love number 3:)

Bethany Carson said...

Haha...very good and entertaining list! The part about you getting more and more beautiful is sweet...and probably true!

Angi said...

Haha, his disadvantages list is pretty funny. Allll about the money, haha!

I'm actually 2.5 years older than Isaiah, so I'm always teasing him about having robbed the cradle.

Anonymous said...

Haha, advantage #4 made me laugh out loud. And it's hilarious that every disadvantage was about money. My boyfriend and I are only six months apart (but he always says "a year" since he was a grade ahead of me), but he'd still probably (jokingly) agree with #2 and #5 since I still have student loan debt and my liberal arts degree doesn't compare to his science one in terms of employment. But oh well, he's stuck with me.

Carolynn Markey said...

this list is SO CUTE I can just hear Angel saying all of this!!!! giggling here.

Susannah said...

Haha. I love this!!! Angel's such an amusing guy! :-)

Mariel Collins said...

Hahahha! I love this! I am not that much younger than my hubby, but he still tells me "oh you weren't born than"- lol!!!

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Tayler Morrell said...

My mom and dad are 7 years apart. Mom got married soon after her 20th birthday. She had never lived away from home. They joke that my dad "raise him up a wife"

Shannon Hall said...

I love this haha! My husband and I always talk about the "generation gap" between us.. Especially when it gets brought up that we didn't watch any of the same shows as kids.

PS. I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog today!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Number one and two on the disadvantages were the biggest ones for me with my younger husband. He isn't even that much younger! This is funny!

The Rachael Way said...

haha! You're 23 right? How old is Angel?

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

How old is Angel? Even with just two years between Cory and myself there are a lot of pop cultural references I don't get of his. Angel is too funny!

Martha Woods said...

I think his disadvantages list IS all about money! Ha!

AKA Jane Random said...

I can't even come up with a comment because I'm so struck by how awesome your hair is. : )

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

#4!! Hahaha! It's funny because it's true! I've seen this happen several times. Christopher and I are only 2.5 years apart so it's not as true for us. But it's funny to see. Though I do totally still talk about how "old" he is all the time. ;)

Laura, The Start of a Good Life said...

ha. what a fun list! My husband is only 2 years older than i am but the way he remembers things from childhood makes the age gap seem greater =)

Heather@Women in the Scriptures said...

This made me smile! My cousin always laughs that she threw off the teen pregnancy statistics because she got married when she was 19 and had her first baby barely before she turned 20. So she laughs that technically she was teen pregnancy. My husband is three years older than me and sometimes it is funny to think that he was walking and potty trained before I was even born :)

Toni said...

Its the opposite in our relationship, I'm 3 years older than him. In the beginning that bothered me a lot because I'd only been with older men but now I always forget hes younger than me.

Savvy WorkingGal said...

My husband is 12 years older than me. The worst part about our age difference is he is getting ready to retire at the end of the year and I will have to continue working. I would really like to retire in 5 or 6 years - we'll see how it goes. It's the cost of my health care that will be the determining factor.

Other than that our age hasn't been an issue - except for one time when a waitress treated me like a floozy.

Megan @ The Walker Fireside Chats said...

I'm older than Jared by four months. Since men statistically live shorter lives than women, maybe that will help even it out a bit! : )

Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

Haha, funny list! Tyler and I are only 3 months apart, but I was still completing college when we got married, and I still don't have the "ideal" after college job!

Tyler tries to pull the "it is scientifically proven that women outlive men, so I won't have to live without you but you'll have to live without me" scenario all the time! I don't know why he thinks telling me that helps him win debates, but whatever! haha

Faith Golden said...

Ha!! This was great!!! I love that he takes part in your blog...my LG does take part sometimes too which I love! :)

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Younger wives sure aren't cheap! :)

Mrs. Cheerio said...

I'm older than Joel by 11 months...and I'll never live it down!

Anonymous said...

Great post!

Jean Haynam said...

Such a sweet list! Your age difference is always fine as long as you both love each other. I've seen many examples of such successful relationships. To tell the truth, I don't think that the age or any other criteria, for instance nationality or maybe temperament, play a vital role in a successful marriage. If people want to be together - they will be!