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Cougars, older women who date younger men, on the rise, but can true love survive a large age gap?
High-profile couples like French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte show that the older woman/younger man couple can work, but the concept is still quite taboo in Hong Kong and Asia – unlike ‘sugar daddies’.
You are almost guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows in Hong Kong if there is a large age gap between you and your partner.
It is not just the age difference that makes people curious; many are sceptical that two people with so many years between them can have anything in common. The popular assumption is that the relationship is based on purely material gains.