Many pairs continue a relationship that started back in high school, thus their difference will be smaller.
While it may be very exciting at first, the long-term prospects of such relationships are directly affected by how self-worthy the mature spouse feels.
Being afraid that your younger half may leave is likely to aid in deterioration of your marriage.
Not many people are capable of feeling like the proverbial 70-year-old billionaire, who, being asked about his marriage to an 18-year-old beauty queen, and pointed out that when he is 80, she is going to be 28, responded with, “Well, I can always marry another 18-year-old”. Age difference in couples affects their long-term prospects. If you want to play, fine, but don’t lie to yourself.
Age difference between partners has long been a question of interest.
Remember your high school days when dating someone a year senior was extremely cool.
Research on age difference in couples suggests that while the desired gap for men and women is around 13-14 years on average (10-15 years), as specified in their partner preferences on online dating sites, in reality long-term pairs only have 3-4 years disparity.The research data may be surprising, but it makes sense.When dating, we are more open to trying out new things, thus a wider gap we list as acceptable. We had very little to talk about or discuss, and never been very close. There was really nothing connecting us except our interest in each other.But relationships are more than just movies and dinners, and moonlight walks on the beach. Other research suggests that the ideal gap in relationships is 4.4 years, and divorced people tend to have a larger disparity in subsequent marriages. Young people usually pair up within their age group, as at that point in life their circle of communication is limited to people of about the same maturity. By then our circles of acquaintances grow to be more spread through generations, and personal values and life style become more important than how old the two partners are.One of my most memorable experiences was dating a guy 20 years older when I was 21. Still, real-life couples rarely have a generation-long discrepancy between them.He was amazing and so much more sophisticated than boys in my university group. Most often in married couples a man is older than a woman.