Reno Omokri, a well-known novelist and social commentator, has sparked a debate on age disparities in relationships by focusing on the factors that men take into account when selecting a life partner.
Omokri emphasized the value of preserving a suitable age difference in monogamous unions.
He began by cautioning guys with strong libidos against getting married to someone who are close in age to them or a few years younger.
However, his strongest caution was reserved for men contemplating marriage to older women.
His argument centers on the difference in the longevity of male and female libidos. Omokri pointed out that men tend to retain their sexual desire well into their eighties or even nineties, while women do not typically maintain the same level of libido for that long.
This inherent disparity, he argued, could create challenges in a monogamous marriage when a wife’s sexual desire diminishes, but her husband’s remains strong.
Omokri underlined the potential consequences of such an imbalance, including the temptation to seek intimacy outside of the marriage.
He posed the question, “What are you going to do? Start pursuing relationships with younger women?” This statement raises important questions about the dynamics of age gaps in relationships and how they can impact long-term compatibility and satisfaction.