The unlikely pair grew close when they co-authored a play.Ms Trogneux told a friend years later: “You know, the day when we wrote the play together, I had a feeling I was working with Mozart. I felt that we had always known each other.” The new First Lady of France confirmed to Paris Match magazine last year that a determinedly romantic Macron had vowed to marry her when he was just 17 years old, promising to come back and find her after he was sent to the capital. I will come back and marry you,” he is quoted as having said.A 2003 AARP study reported that 34% of women over 39 years old were dating younger men.
His mother, Francoise Nogues-Macron, told Ms Fulda: “We just couldn’t believe it.
Another study also showed a higher divorce rate as the age difference rose for when either the woman was older or the man was older.
In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.
In various cultures, older men and younger women often seek one another for sexual or marital relationships.
A study released in 2003 by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics concluded that the proportion of women in England and Wales marrying younger men rose from 15% to 26% between 19.