• does it really matter as long as you and your partner are happy
  • That everybody should find out for themselves, basically. I could not imagine to have a partner more than 10 older or younger.
  • I would say beyond 100 years it becomes rather difficult if you can't afford building a shrine.
  • every one is different, it shouldnt matter as long as the couple are happy together.
  • Over 18 and under.
  • I would say that 20 years younger or 20 years older for mature people is not a big age difference.
    • Missmuffet77
      If 20 years is not a big difference, what is? 40? 50?
  • If you last for a long time, he'll be 77 and you'll be 70 and no one will know the difference. Mainly cause everyone is so old but I think you know what I mean.
  • It depends on both of your maturity levels.
  • my husband and i are 7 years different got together at the age you are now. It was ruff at first since i could not get into bars and him and his friends would go. and then when i was old enough to get in he did not want me to go and he was getting tired of the bar sceen. but we stuck it out work on our differences and have been together for 12 years. good luck
  • id say if the both of you are happy with the age difference then why worry about what others think.. you live your life for yourself not others..the only think that id question is your just now in your prime and hes been in it for a while...could cause problems later..good luck
  • I think it's absolutely fine :)
  • What do YOU think? thats whats important.
  • I dont think age matters as long as you are happy unless of courtse it is an illegal relationship eg: 14 and a 30 year old me and my partner are 9 years apart. i once knew this couple they were 25 years apart and he was the younger one, they were very happy.
  • I don't think seven years is not such a big gap, although 10 years and up is pretty big of a gap to me. He could be seven years older than you as long as you guys are treating each other right and the love is there that is all that matter.
  • It's only one year more than my husband and I, but I will admit the age difference can be a real pain sometimes. You two are the only ones who can decide whether the age gap is too much or not!
  • age is a state of mind
  • no in my experiance relationships between younger girs and older blokes are the most succesfull
  • It depends: you may be mature for your age,etc. As long as he isn't taking advantage of you... And 18 & 25 isn't that bad. I think you're both still in the same stages of life kind of. Unless he's on of the few who actually has his life on track & where it should be at 25. If he was like 40 I'd say gross, someone report him. But I think you're good.
  • Well, that depends on the individual. For me, I would not feel comfortable dating someone more than 10 years older that me. Currently, I'm seeing someone 9 years older and that's a HUGE change for me since other guys have been 4 or less years older. Whereas, I know people who perfectly happy with 15 year age differences. I don't know, I wouldn't want to be with someone that is old enough to be my parent or that I'm old enough to be their parent.
  • If one of the parties is a minor, or if one of the parties is too old to have sex.
  • I'd say any difference that is large enough for the elder person to be the parent of the younger, so say, fifteen years or so. I think the younger the couple is, the more significant the age difference is. I'd think it was gross for a 33 year old to date an 18 year old, but if they were 75 and 60, than no biggy. Personally, I always preferred dating men only a few years older than me. When I was 23, I dated a guy that was 28 and that just felt sooooo old to me at first. lol
  • I do not believe in age difference.
  • Mine is seventeen. Is that too much?
  • It's simple. Take the age of the older person, divide by 2 and add 7. If the younger person is this age or older, it's fine. There's a formula: YP >= OP/2 + 7 Don't fuck it up, or else Jesus will send you to Hell.
  • As long as you're not getting introduced as Ms Perkyy Boobies and Droopy Dickinson; or Mr Macho Manliness and Ms Granny Tootiny... You're in the safe.
  • More than about twenty years ( after both parties have reached their forties ) would be straining the limits of adaptablility. My wife is 15 years younger than me.
  • None. As long as they're happy its none of my business if theres 2 or 50 years between them. Same with me, if I met someone aged 60 (Im 23) who I was crazy about I wouldn't let it or anyones opinion get in the way of my happiness. The way I see it as long as everyones legal, aware and comfortable with what they're doing I have no issues with it.
  • The older the people are, the less the difference makes. For example, 5 years difference is a lot if one is 15 and the other is 20. Not too much difference if one is 60 and the other 65.
  • There is no set rule. Anything goes as long as they are compatible, love and respect each other. I know a couple thats 40 years apart and they are perfectly happy. Age makes no difference.
  • 17 and 71.
  • Age is all a state of mind. If the couple have love and respect for each other does it matter whether they have 30 or 40 years between them? My classmate's parents have 26 years between them, her mother's 26 years older than her dad. And they are a perfect couple. My auntie who is fifteen years younger than her husband is a miserable, long-suffering housewife. The bottom line is, let your heart be the judge. If your heart twitters with joy and feels pain when he's away, go for your man. Who cares if he's 40 years your junior or 50 years your senior.
  • While we probably all know of exceptions, after about 25 years of age, a 10 year difference in ages is a good rule of thumb. Otherwise the difference in the interests of the individuals can become a problem.
  • I don't know what the phrase "to much" means. I didn't even know the word "much" was a verb.
  • I think 1% of couples in the US have a 20+ year age difference between them. 1%. There's a reason for that. I attempted to date someone 25 years older than me, and although I did love him, in the end, we are just at two different stages of life. Also, he did not want children and I haven't had any yet. Also, there were elements of pop culture that we couldn't relate to regarding when we were growing up. I wasn't alive in the 60s when he was a child, and he was well into adulthood when I was a child in the 80s and 90s. For people that say that age is just a number, I prefer to differ. Why? Because there is a set number of years that we live. The body at 70 isn't the same as the body at 40 or 30. You have to think about that. Although none of us knows how long we will live, there is a such thing as life expectancy. So, the likelihood if the age difference is large enough and substantial enough, you will be left a widow or widower. I guess I could go on and on. If you want to know more, comment this comment and I"ll tell you more about my experiences and opinions. I think 15 years is probably a practical maximum difference.

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