Dating an older woman 5 years
Marrying an older woman may even yield benefits fairly early in a marriage.
Of course, factors other than hormones affect sexuality, for example, being experienced at sex, but a man increases his chances of sexual compatibility by marrying an older woman. Having lived longer, a person is more likely to have maturity that comes with age: not to fight so much about trivia, not as likely to have an affair having gotten that out of her system.
For many people, the difference in fertility rate is too small to trump the factors cited above.
The takeaway Most important in choosing a wife, of course is compatibility: sexually, interpersonally, in values, plus whether they're kind and, of course, that you love each other: You feel great just being in a room with that person, you put each other on a pedestal, and are pleased to do things for that person.
In contrast, if he had married someone five years older than him, they're more likely to be health peers and to fade away together.
Earlier on life's conveyer belt, the typical 65-year-old man has at least one significant health issue.