My partner is 26 and I just turned 40. I used to follow the halfyourageplusseven rule with dating but this time round have broken it. Legal age is 16 in my country and prosecutions for under age sex are rare or lenient. My grand parents were 14 years apart and had 6 kids including my mum. Does age matter?
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I go by half your age +7 as well, but in your case I would make an exception. If you've never been married and don't have kids or she has been married and has a kid (in which case you were married as well) I think a 26 year old with a 40 year old isn't too bad.
I think it depends more on what stage of your life you're in than age which makes age a big issue. Typically 12-15 year old are in the same life stage, 15-17, 16-19, 18-24, but after 24 I feel like if you didn't go to college and took a career path instead it makes you much "older" than if you did.
I was talking to my boyfriend about this a few days ago. We're 20 and I was like "woah.. I could have a 26 year old friend and that wouldn't be weird at all", but then I thought about it and if I had a 26 year old friend who didn't go to college and had been in their career for 5+ years or was married that would be a whole lot more weird than a 26 year old friend who just got their bachelor's degree and is looking for their first real job. So yeah it's definitely more about life stages when it comes to dating than age. Each situation is different1