Four years, four months, with most preferring the man to be older.
A study of 2,000 adults showed that just one per cent of women believed the ‘ideal relationship’ was with a younger man.
Men were also reluctant to be a toyboy, with just two per cent saying they would rather be with an older woman.
The majority of respondents said an age gap was preferable, however…
The survey, by Confused.com, found that many women would be happier with a larger age gap, with one in three saying they would date a man seven years older.
Despite this, more than a third said they assumed when they saw a woman with a much older man that he [must be] ‘very rich’, while one five assumed ‘it wouldn’t last’.
A quarter said that they viewed women with older men as ‘gold-diggers’.