Have any of you been in a relationship with a significant age gap? What was your experience like? Is there something inherently wrong with dating someone much older/younger or is it just bullshit social stigma? What's the largest age gap you'd accept?
Currently yes. 21 and 29.
Interpersonally it's fine, we get along and I like the older dynamic because I love learning. We have a lot of crossover of interests that age doesn't interfere (i.e. interest in the sciences etc)
Nobody so far commented on our age difference. They comment on other things, moderatly unrelated to age though (he's got a solid career in EE and I'm still working at McDonald's doing uni and that makes many of his friends/family uncomfortable)
The other problems I'll list
● more well travelled/experienced than me, so not much is surprising or new to him compared to me.
● Fear that maybe he only subconsciously likes me because I'm 21 and that's like a prime female age or something lol
● His concerns are more advanced in life, i.e. he's already looking into buying a house and I still haven't even moved out of my parents yet!
>something inherently wrong
Nope, just things get complicated with the things listed above. I think if the age gap were any much bigger though then it'd become almost separate generations. I'm lucky I'm technically the cusp on the same generation as him. So I don't believe it's all stigma.
I thought 3 years either way was the largest gap but here I am now lol....
I'm 31 and the last girl I dated was 21. Most of the girls I've been interested in lately are around that age. I don't think I'd date younger than that but mostly because sometimes I'll feel insecure at the age difference. My friends think it's cool though.
Not insane, just not a good idea
From completely different generations and walks of life. Both in completely different life stages
As one partner is hitting their middle ages and just losing their youth, the other one will already be an old decaying skeleton
I'm 25 and my husband is 40. We are both on the same level mentally/emotionally/spiritually. That's really all that matters in relationships. Love is love. If there is such a thing as a soulmate he is mine.
My dad is 10 years older than my mother.
It feels really weird to think that when he was 18 she was 8...
But other than that, they work really well together.
(tough I woudn't want that kind of relashionship)