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Research Identifies the ‘Ideal Age Gap’ for a Lasting Relationship

The study suggests age does matter.

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We often hear that in love, age doesn’t matter. A lot of people also say that the heart wants what it wants. But these do not seem to be the case according to a recent study. According to a study by the Emory University in Atlanta, the bigger the age difference in a romantic relationship, the higher the chances of separation.

The researchers analyzed 3,000 people for the study, and they found that couples with a five-year age gap were 18 percent more likely to separate than couples of the same age. For couples with an age gap of 10 years, the likelihood for separation rose to 39 percent. For couples with a 20-year age gap, it rose to 95 percent.

A study by the Emory University in Atlanta tried to determine the ideal age gap for a lasting relationship.

The ‘ideal’ age gap doesn’t seem like much of a gap at all, it turns out.


According to the study, a one-year age gap leads to a very small chance of separation, at merely 3 percent. Hugo Mialon, one of the researchers behind the study, told The Independent:

“It could just be that the types of couples with those characteristics are the types of couples who are, on average, more likely to divorce for other reasons.”

The study suggests that the higher the age gap between lovers, the likelier they are to separate.

A lot of people will disagree, of course, as most of us have surely met couples with big age gaps but are in successful relationships. There might have also been factors, other than age, that affected the outcome of the study.

Do you agree with the results of the study? Does age gap matter a lot to you in a relationship? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

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20 Photos Of Stunning 3D Floors That Will Blow Your Mind

Your tiled, wood or laminate floors won’t compare to these breathtaking 3D floors.

Imagine walking into a bathroom to find a dolphin staring at you. Wouldn’t that blow your mind? That’s the idea of 3D epoxy floors that are gaining popularity overseas. These unique designs let people feel the thrill of being in the outdoors while being actually inside a room.

A Dubai company called Imperial Interiors has put a jaw-dropping twist to floor designs. The concept was first used in offices, shopping centers and hotels, according to the company. Mostly, these designs are used in toilets and bathrooms, but Imperial says it would be wrong to think that 3D floors cannot be used in other areas of the room.

With these 3D designs, one might easily stop for a moment and think about stepping inside the room. Here are 20 photos showing how awesome these designs are.

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Terrifying Footage Shows Canadian Hunter Being Attacked By Black Bear

He punched the animal right in the snout and – fortunately – he lived to tell the tale.

Encounters with a bear aren’t only scary – they can be life-threatening as well. There are, however, some lucky and brave people who manage to survive and tell the tale.

Remember 61-year-old Rick Nelson? He’s that guy who had a fistfight with a huge black bear after he was attacked by the animal while walking his dog. He walked away with several scratches on his face and shoulder from the terrifying incident.

Now another ‘man versus bear’ story has recently been making rounds on the interwebs and, like Nelson’s experience, it also happened in Ontario, Canada.

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Mugger Monkeys in Bali Hold Tourists’ Items for Ransom in Exchange for Food

Researchers are studying whether or not this is a cultural activity.

A certain population of monkeys in Bali has been puzzling and fascinating researchers. Scholars have found that the light-fingered, long-tailed macaques at one of the most popular temples on the island have been stealing tourists' possessions and holding them for ransom.

The monkeys would reportedly keep the items until they are offered food. Some even act very picky and only give back the poor tourists' possessions after receiving their choice of fruits. This robbing and bartering behavior has been causing researchers to wonder whether or not the monkeys' thieving is a cultural activity.

Monkeys at a famous temple in Bali are holding tourists' possessions for ransom - food.

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