Why Dating Someone Your Own Age Makes You Smarter, Hotter, and Richer

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cougarAttention all cougars, boy-toys, sugar daddies, and everyone else looking to date way outside of your age bracket: It could be time to wise up.

By Carson Griffith 

A new study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder shows couples with large age discrepancies aren’t the Hollywood happy endings we imagine them to be (cue Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs.Robinson). 

Instead, overall, people who marry someone significantly older or younger have lower earnings, are less educated, and are less attractive compared to those who marry someone their own age. 

“Hugh Hefner is an outlier,” says Hani Mansour, Ph.D, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver. Apparently. The study found that men who shack up with women who are significantly older or younger (cough, cough, Hef) make less money than those married to women of a similar age.

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