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    What age is your partner?

    Came across this one today which has slightly baffled me.

    It's about 'Mixed Age Couples' - ie. One partner is over State Pension Age the other is not. (New laws/rules came in this year).

    It's from this : https://www.gov.uk/government/public...rther-guidance

    15. In certain circumstances, under UC rules the younger partner in a mixed age couple will be ineligible for UC where they are:

    under 18 (the normal minimum age for UC)

    {continues}
    Really, they have considered if someone above State Pension Age has a partner under the age of 18?

    I suppose that it could possibly happen, although very unlikely. (I think they would be looking at more than benefit fraud in such a situation).

    But they routinely seem to ignore such situations - so I guess they must have had a tribunal case about it?
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    My wife is 28 and I am 29 so 1 years gap...

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    I'm 67 please tell me where to queue for an eighteen year old wife ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gus607 View Post
    I'm 67 please tell me where to queue for an eighteen year old wife ?
    You should see some of the spam posts caught by the spam/porn filters on sites where I moderate - Of course you're going to need a large bank account.

    (PS. You may be surprised but disability porn is a "thing' for some. Whatever - but we don't want it on a software support or technical design forum).
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    I wonder why there are many young people nowadays in relationships with older people? They are almost sugar daddy.

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    I don't think that it's a 'nowadays' thing.

    Look back in history (especially Victorian and Georgian times) and it was not unusual for a 40 or 50 yo gent to have a wife in her 20's.

    Some believe that it's evolutionary, and that you see the same pattern in animal pairings.

    Older males are more likely to be able to provide food and shelter (providers), whilst younger females are 'prefered' for producing offspring/heirs (breeders).
    Death during childbirth was much more common, as was infant mortality, so 'replacement' second, third, or even fourth, wives of child bearing age were often required.
    Large families were the norm to ensure that an heir would live through childhood.

    Although with humans (at least in the developed world) now that more women are able to earn their own money, and death in childbirth/childhood is relatively uncommon, that's not so much the case as it used to be.

    It does seem to be built into our genetic make up, teenage girls rarely date boys of their own age they tend to go for boyfriends 3 to 5 years older.
    Often a lad who is working. (providers again?).

    Of course the are other theories, and you do see age differences the other way round.
    (Mother substitute perhaps?).
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