Home Wellbeing Relationships Age-gap relationships – The facts GoodtoKnow | June 11, 2009 10:26 am Age-gap relationships are not just for the rich and famous like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. A recent analysis revealed that in 23% of all British marriages, the woman is older than the man. Another recent survey said that 280,000 British women over 45 are looking for toy boys and 47% of young men say the age of their partner is not an issue. Toy boys are also good for the long haul. In the US, a third of women aged 40-69 are dating men 10 or more years younger than them, and more than 1 in 3 of the relationships last for 10 or more years.