For many people, the difference in fertility rate is too small to trump the factors cited above.
Objections Today, thanks to prenatal screening, most women have a high probability of having a healthy baby through their 30s and even early 40s.
Plus, having an experienced career woman as a mate allows confidential career advice that may not be possible from peers. Women live five years longer than men, and men die earlier of nine of the top ten leading causes of death. There now are more than four widows for every widower.
Current research summarized in a BBC review, suggests this is So, on average, a man choosing a woman five years older is marrying his physiological equal. If an 80-year-old man is married to a 75-year-old, physiologically 70, even if she still loves him, she may feel he's an albatross and he may feel he's a burden.
I knew in my heart that marrying my husband was a good fit.
I see a lot of people in life doing what they "should" do and not honoring their true selves.