Women who need the security of a father figure would, from this point of view, have been poorly cared for by their own fathers, as reflected in later seeking security from an older male.

That older man (or woman) may just be someone who is a good fit to his partner, and, like other couples who defy stereotypes, their psychological bonding can transcend the demographics.

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The simple reason they give is that most men their own age are "ridiculously immature".

After the wedding of a celebrity husband and his much younger wife, media coverage invariably focuses on the inappropriateness of the age gap.

Whether it’s the new dad George Clooney (56) and his 18-year-younger wife, Amal, or Donald Trump (70) and his First Lady, Melania (age 47), commentators become psychoanalysts, suggesting that the younger woman is clearly seeking a father figure.

Similar stories are triggered by the (much less-common) pairing of a younger man with an older woman, as with 39-year-old French president Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte, 64.

The rarity of such weddings make them novelties, but not fodder for the same type of speculation.

From what I've seen it's usually immature girls who complain about immature men.

These girls are the type commonly complaining about how all guys are jerks or players etc.

Consistent with large-scale attachment style studies, nearly three-quarters of the sample reported being securely attached.