The couple were recently spotted in Hollywood sharing a passionate kiss.
Matt is the first guy Kate has dated since her split from director Len Wiseman, last year.
I felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages.
A week later, somewhere between one and four glasses of wine, he told me I looked “quite young” and asked how old I was.“I’m 25,” I said, trying to seem proud of the number even though I’d just celebrated this birthday with a bit of dread about growing up.
For example, generally, you try to avoid people with two first names or those who abbreviate the word probably as “probs.” But you never know; that one awful abbreviator could be your soulmate.
So, I'm proposing this “8-year rule” in dating as an absolute.
A middle-aged man dating a much younger woman has long been thought of in American culture as a classic sign of midlife crisis.
In some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol.
There's always going to be an exception to the rule (just look at George and Amal Clooney, who have a 17-year age gap between them).
Rather, studies like these simply lend legitimacy to the idea that age differences can also equate to significant differences in interests, lifestyle, and long-term goals between partners.
Have you found this rule to be true for you and your partner?
The 21-year-old Instagram model and comedian, is 22 years younger than the star, and only two years older than her daughter, Lily.
We've already discussed how a relationship age gap of 10 years or more can increase your chance of having marital problems down the line—but what about setting yourself up for success in the relationship department?
Compare that to an 18% chance of divorce for a five-year age gap, 39% for a 10-year age gap, and a whopping 95% for a 20-year age gap.