- 5 or more years older
- 5 or less years older
- 5 or less years younger
- 5 or more years younger
- Same age
Most Helpful Girls
My boyfriend is 12 and a half years older than me, and it works because our maturity levels are around the same, I've always felt older than I am and we are going through similar situations in life. Because of my maturity, I don't think I could date anymore than 2-3 years younger, but its hard to judge as often it completely depends on the people involved, i. e. their maturity, situation in life and interests.
I knew I wanted to date older, but didn't anticipate falling in love with someone 12 years older, it literally just happened, but he was similar to me in many respects. If he had been married before or had children I wouldn't have pursued it purely for the fact that those things are completely different life experiences.
I'm 24. I'm not really into big age gaps. ±2 years would be fine. More than that and people start to be in a very different situation in life, which I don't want in a partner. Of course if the person otherwise had everything, age wouldn't be a deal breaker. The age gap I prefer is just due to past experiences.
Most Helpful Guys
I don't find people much more than 5 years younger than me to be as interesting as people close to my own age. I don't want someone older because I really want any future partner to outlive me this time. (I know this is pretty selfish, but I'm a bit of a mess right now and can't imagine going through that again.)
Really depends on the person, but if pressed for a number, I'd say around 20 years difference.