I am 64. My two life loves are 11 and 9 years younger than I am. IMHO romance outcomes are unique to each couple. I had very different experiences with each of these men. The relationships were nourishing, challenging, and made me a different and better person. So, I agree that age difference effects are dependent on the individuals involved. I also agree artificial social restrictions and taboos about romantic age different couples need to be relaxed and supportive.