New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
EarnTheNecklace.com, a revealing and engaging web site with articles written by women who exchange their stories and confessions about being in a relationship with much older men, has released a statement commenting on the recent wedding that took place between 50-year-old basketball legend Michael Jordan and former model Yvette Prieto, 15 years his junior. EarnTheNecklace.com also comments on two recent studies discussing cultural age-related relationship preferences.
The six-time NBA champion married 35-year-old Prieto on Saturday, April 27 in Palm Beach, Florida, in front of a few hundred of their closest friends and family. The A-list crowd included Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, and Ahmad Rashad. The former NBA star and Prieto got engaged in 2011, after dating for three years.
“Aside from Yvette looking simply stunning in her sheer sheath-like J’Aton Couture gown, this marriage is further evidence of the growing acceptance of romances where the man is much older than his partner,” says Bianca-Marie Coventry, EarnTheNecklace.com's content manager. “And it’s about time, too! Research psychologists have been telling us for years that men in every single culture prefer to be with younger women, and that women prefer to be with older men.” (Source: Kim, J., “Becoming the Older Woman,” Psychology Today August 16, 2010; http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/valley-girl-brain/201008/becoming-the-older-woman.)
“It’s more than just hardwiring that attracts younger women to older men and older men to younger women,” Coventry adds. “When it comes to finding a lifelong partner, love really is blind. A recent study confirms that the more men and women see each other as equals, the less likely they are to care about a partner’s age.” (Source: Zentner, M., and Mitura, K., “Stepping Out of the Caveman’s Shadow,” Psychological Science August 29, 2012; http://pss.sagepub.com/content/23/10/1176.)
“When it comes to dating, some women will always be attracted to older men, and some men will always seek out much younger women. At the same time, the world is full of intelligent, successful, ambitious people for whom age is not an issue,” says Coventry. In the end, whether it’s conscious or subconscious, everyone wants the same thing: to complement each other, to love unconditionally, and to be loved unconditionally. Michael and Yvette have clearly found that.”
To learn more about Earn the Necklace, visit the web site at http://www.EarnTheNecklace.com. We want to hear from women dating or married to men 20 years or older than them! And if it’s a story we publish, we’ll pay $500.00, with an opportunity to write more. For more information, e-mail Bianca(at)EarnTheNecklace(dot)com.
About the Web Site: Earn The Necklace (EarnTheNecklace.com) is a web site with articles written by women who are in relationship with much older men and who want to help other women in the same situation. It helps them understand and navigate the potential ups, downs, joys, trials, and even unforeseen consequences, all based on stories from women who have been in the same situation. Plus, there’s other celebrity gossip and juicy stories, all geared to those who are in a relationship with a much older man.