Actually i have read few cases on canlii where the husband is older does not matter whether he is the sponsor or not and the sponsorships are still not being approved...just out of curiosity what is your reason to marry a woman from Vietnam? I have seen you on this site like 2 years before you got married? is there any specific reason you trying to make you perfect case? and if an affluent person is able to marry exactly whom they like you think that it is because they can not do better here? lol...are you saying that only young hormone ridden couple can make the right choices regarding future partners? My husband is at least very intelligent, educated and extremely handsome...lol...why should i not want to merry him...and you know what is most important? he is civil, he does not have sociopathic tendencies to be rude or put other people down. and yes he is younger but i know he loves me. There are many marriages that are successful with more than 5 year age differences. it is very ignorant to say that only people of the same age have genuine relationships. it is also very ignorant to assume people who marry somebody younger are being suckered in.mikeymyke said:Well, just look at most of the age difference cases here and on Canlii.org. 9 times out of 10, the younger spouse is the one being sponsored when there is a significant age difference. A much older Canadian spouse who marries abroad, is very likely not to marry someone his own age, rather someone much younger, because in Canada, he does not want to marry an old woman, but he knows he cannot get a younger woman either due to his age. But a younger woman abroad who desires to come live abroad, will take up that opportunity.
As for a younger Canadian spouse, he/she wouldn't choose to marry a much older spouse abroad when he/she can just simply find a younger companion in Canada. But that's usually not the case for an older Canadian spouse because they either don't want to find someone "old" like themselves, or they know they have no chance getting a 20 year old girlfriend in Canada. But a 20 year old girl living abroad in a developing country would probably be with that older Canadian because he can provide something men in her country cannot: permanent residence.
Just look at most of the age difference cases here and you'll see its usually the younger one being sponsored, and unfortuantely, its their cases that get a lot of scrutiny. When I'm describing age differences, I mean like 20+ years, something very signficant, not like 5+.