While there is variation across cultures in the size of the difference in age-gap couples, all cultures demonstrate the age-gap couple phenomenon.
In some non-Western countries, the average age gap is much larger than in Western countries. For example, in some African countries about 30% of unions reflect a large age gap.
The 35-year-old woman, Akua, whose marriage to a 97-year-old man, Agya, in West Africa went v!ral online a couple of days ago has explained why the marriage was unavoidable.
She told local news outlets that though poverty was one of the factors that compelled her to enter into a relationship with the man in the first place, which has now culminated into marriage, they have loved each other and bonded well over the period.
She further disclosed that unknown to most people who made a mockery of their recent knot-tying, they have been together for 11 years and had four kids and they have only decided to make their union official now.
“The man I had the first kid with my previous relationship never took care of the child and so as a young lady who had nothing, this man was the one taking care of my child and so I had no choice than to marry him. I loved him and he proposed to me and we married because I needed someone who will take care of me and my husband does exactly that,” Akua told The Pulse.
- People19 mins ago
Boy Brings Diapers To School Every Day – Parents Are Surprised When Realising Why
- People14 hours ago
A Homeless Lady Finds $1 Million in Trash, RETURNS IT TO OWNER, AND HE KICKS HER OUT FOR THIS REASON
- People18 hours ago
He jumps off the hot air balloon without a parachute, thinking that his friends would save him
- People3 hours ago
Boy who got tied to tree, set on fire gets justice thanks to last words on deathbed
- People19 hours ago
Mother Sells Baby Daughter’s Stroller. One Day Later, the Buyer Immediately Calls the Police!
- People5 hours ago
These bugs emerge at night and assault victims, killing them silently or infecting them for life.
- People13 hours ago
Mother Can’t Stop Crying After Discovering What Her Children Were Doing In The Bathroom In Secret
- People4 hours ago
Bus driver’s note to parents goes viral after what their children did to a disabled boy on bus!