Most Helpful Guy
If they're happy and love each other, who cares3
Most Helpful Girl
I say do whatcha wanna do.2
It depends on the age of the partners. When people are in their late teens and early 20's, there is a great difference in people's levels of maturity. A 26 year old guy and a 19 or 20 year old girl may be a good match, despite their significant age difference.
At my age, a significantly younger woman would be one who was 50 or younger. (My girlfriend is 63, and I'm happy with her, so this isn't going to happen.) That isn't a big enough age difference to qualify the lady as a golddigger. Some folks simply are not very age conscious and a 10 or 11 year age difference would be treated as insignificant.
If a 27 year girls starts chasing after me, I think I know where her interests lie.
I think when both individuals are over 18, then it really doesn't matter. I would say more than 15 year difference is significant between the two, but it really is the individuals' choice. Some women like older guys, some don't. And vice versa.
(I'm seeing a girl who turned 19, she's great)
"As long as it's legal it's not my business."
The older one has control and abuse issues.
That's my first thought. There's something wrong with both of them. The older one has control issues because otherwise they wouldn't choose to be with someone so much younger and less mature and able to handle themselves.
The younger is weak and not confident. They've probably experienced abuse in their past and are easily manipulated and weak willed. That's why they're afraid to be with someone who lets them have control.
I assume she and he is over 18 . Then it is only their business.
if it's the girl, i don't mind so much [im talking about like, 8 years]
if it's the guy... yeah no. please no.
I don't think much of it. i am gulity of it. But it never an extreme. hahah!
You use the How I Met Your Mother formula: take the older person's age, divide by 2, and add 7. that's the youngest they can date.
Of course, this doesn't work as well with teens. I say two years in highschool and one year any younger than that would be the max difference, in general.