So I'm 19 and I have a crush on this guy. He's 29. So I was wondering if that's too big of a gap (my friends say it isnt) and just out of curiosity how much older would be acceptable in your eyes.
Most Helpful Guy
The socially acceptable age range for males is half their age + 7. So, for a 29 year old, it would be 21 years old. 19 isn't too far from that. You *might* get some shit, but it's not a overly large gap. My parents are 9 years apart. My mom had me when she was 20 and my dad was 29. They got married a year before. I don't think 9-10 years is very uncommon. Though it's usually like 2-5 years, I think. Going past that, and it starts becoming more and more ick-factor.1
Most Helpful Girl
That's 10 years, and that is what I call the max of an okay age gap. You realize that he has more experience with life than you, and will be on a different wavelength than you. But your over the age of 18, so its entirely up to you. Just be careful and mindful that people like that can always take advantage of you. Look for any red flags and don't be afraid to say something about it. It can work, but regardless to age, there is no guarantee just like with everything else. In my opinion its high, but its your choice. I wouldn't do it for myself. But if you can, then do whatever you want. Its your life, but you have a bigger responsibility now.0