"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.Denise Knowles, a relationship counsellor for Relate, says the couples themselves will often assume this as well: "Couples will come to me and say they're having problems and I'll say, 'OK, let's talk about it as two people.Not as you being a 30 year old and a 50 year old." "When we were together of course I thought about what would happen as he got older," says Amelia, "I think we both tended to ignore it and pretend it wasn't going to happen.Dating website Whats Your finds the ideal age gap -- at least according to their users.
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.
Previously, we’ve written about the “Dating Age Range Formula” – more wives’ tale than scientific theory.
You take your age, subtract 7, and multiply that by two to get the oldest age you should date, and do the inverse to get the youngest.
Common wisdom says that women mature faster than men, at least in terms of wanting commitment.
If you're a guy who digs women who are more than six years younger, there is still some hope for your cradle-robbing habits. The study found that men can bridge the age gap—they just have to dig into their pockets to do it.