well im 18 and so is my boyfriend. it seems normal to me, i've always dated guys my age or maybe a year older and nobody cared but now all of a sudden everyone (everyone older then me) is saying it won't work out because a guy should be at least 3 years older so that he matures faster and we'll always be on the same page. and also so that he can already accomplish a lot (like have a career and his own house) by the time we get married. and i've also heard that if we're the same age, when we get older, like 30-40, he'll think im too old and start checking out younger girls. what do you all think, is this all true or just a bunch of assumptions?
Most Helpful Guy
Lol it's complete bullshit. I've always dated girls my age and never had issues like that. Being the same age actually helps because you don't have to worry about being in different points in your life where one person wants to settle down and one person wants to enjoy their life as much as they can. And do you really think its gonna make a difference to a 40 year old man whether you are 40 or 37 at that point? If he really is the type to check out younger girls then he's gonna do it either way, and you shouldn't marry guys like that anyway.3
Most Helpful Girl
Going by statistics, marriages actually last longer if you're closer to age, little to no age gap.
But you're way too young to be thinking about forever.4