Dating with an age difference

20 Feb

A common rule of thumb, at least on the internet, is that it’s okay to be interested in someone “half your age plus seven” years.

According to this rule, it would not be creepy for a 30 year old to date a 22 year-old, but an 18 year-old would be off-limits.

"People seemed to feel they had the right to comment on our relationship simply because of the age gap." On the other hand, Sarah Bannister, who has been married for 11 years, has never felt the age gap in her relationship - 15 years - has been an issue: "I'd always liked older men, and there was a 17 year age gap between my parents so it was normal to me.

Amelia was in a relationship with a man 19 years her senior for nearly 3 years.

This was a friendship that would lead to Ruth asking Boaz to marry her.However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.So maybe there is a kernel of truth the rule, at least for men. Le's research focuses on commitment, including the factors associated with commitment and its role in promoting maintenance."My friends and family were very supportive of us, they warmed to him quite quickly.We were in the same circle of friends, so they were all very happy for us." While other couples are given the benefit of the doubt, and any problems they might face are assumed to be the cause of extenuating circumstances, if you're in a relationship with an age gap that courtesy isn't extended to you.