Most Helpful Guy
Depends. My wife is almost 6 years younger and I would never do it again. I met her when I was 23, she was 17. The problem was, at 23 I was done school, had a career while she was still in high school. Basically I was ready to buy a house and all that a couple of years later and she was still in school. She went to college to be a travel agent and never got a job in that field. Basically by the time she had a career going I was in my early 30's. The age difference and slow start to a career held us back from getting serious in life for things like buying a house together, or getting married or starting a family. For me, starting a family after 37-38 is out of the question, simply too old. So for you it becomes a timing thing for when you want a family vs him.0
Most Helpful Girl
I know hundreds and hundreds of married couples, mb even a thousand.
In the VAST majority of the best-functioning couples -- where "best-functioning" includes sexuality, logistics, emotional compatibility, finances, and just big life decisions in general -- the husband is 5 to 12 years older than the wife.
Like, at least 97 percent of the best-functioning couples.
Yr age difference seems big now, but it will seem smaller and smaller as time goes on.
Honestly, if you are still together just 1-2 years from now, you'll probably have forgotten all about the age difference, unless some conversation comes up in which it's specifically a relevant issue (e. g. timing of having children).
Otherwise, literally, you will just forget that the difference even exists.
(Until he asks whether you remember something that happened years before you were born, and then you can have a good laugh together.)
If you're the type of person who likes to have studies as backup, then, there are those -- e. g., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7873718/0