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Your ideal life partner should be much, much older than you.
May-December relationships are often frowned upon in polite company, but being loved by someone with considerable life experience can lead to a profound sense of emotional and psychological security. So how very fortunate for young Bella Swan that her beloved Edward Cullen has lived for more than a century. Think of all the interesting stories he can tell her about the Spanish influenza, the Great Depression, and the rest of the 20th century!
November 17 2012 — 12:00 AM EST