Here are 44 celebrity couples with a big age gap between them. 1/44 singer and year-old relationship coach started dating in My parents have been married 37 years dispite a 15 year age gap. a 33 year old.. we aren't together but at that dating stage.. see him almost. The actress is only 19 years old - that's the same age of the youngest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie. Age Gap: 14 years (what a.
It can't lead to anything good. It's only been two dates. That is not enough time to determine if someone is right for you or not regardless of their age. Yeah, he's kinda young.
But maybe he's mature enough for his age that it doesn't matter. Maybe probably he ultimately won't be mature enough for you in the long run. But you won't know that unless you go on a few more dates. If you do go out again, go ahead and ask him when his birthday is and how old he is. Pretend to be surprised.
Volunteer that you're 36 and then go on about your date. You will know from his reaction whether he cares or not. Does he know how old you are? He's too young now, but it'll be "OK" by which I mean "socially acceptable" by the time you're 42 and he's Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. The only people who decide whether it works are the people in it. There are a few good reasons to snuff a potentially good thing before it even starts; this isn't one of them.
You'd only be crazy for spending very much time considering it before you find out what he thinks about the whole thing -- it could render the whole subject moot. If that biological clock doesn't bother you, it is fairly easy to overthink this problem.
Though not much can be said, yet, considering you have only seeing each other showing your best behaviour.
That said, I have two close relatives of the female persuasion who have been in long term relationships with men years younger for longer than I've been married going on I really don't know how all this works. I just work here. No sense keeping secrets. All the best to you. Fourteen year age gaps aren't that uncommon, and some couples make it work just fine.
Given that you've only been out twice, it might be a little premature to be worrying about this. If you haven't even talked enough to have gotten an idea of how old the other person is e. Vanilla Ice comes on the radio in the car, and you say "This was on the radio all the time when I was in college", etc. Like his love of video games, or yours of blasting tribal drum music at 4am.
If you are, keep in mind that the time you spend dating him and, yes, having awesome sex and mostly feeling awesome for being with such a cute young guy is time that you are decidedly NOT spending looking for the serious relationship you'd normally claim to want. Not that the two are definitely mutually exclusive. But this kind of thing could keep you distracted or tied up for months or even longer, and who knows, maybe in that time you could have otherwise met someone who is probably better equipped to satisfy some of your long-term desires.
My partner and I are a little over 30 years apart, and I can't imagine being with anyone else. Granted, they met when they were a a few years older than you guys are now, but they've also been married for 25 years. So I'd say no, you are not crazy. It's his decision too, you know. You mention his age -- and then skip right to the conclusion that things can't work out. You're leaving out a step in the reasoning. I'm not saying the age gap isn't a potential problem. It could be a big problem.
Age matters, a lot. But what do you think is the problem with his age? It might be important when you begin thinking about something long term, but - after two dates? Just be fair and as long as both of you enjoy the relationship, where's the problem?
This isn't that big of a deal. Younger men are the best! Eager to please ; Just tell him your age and let him decide. If you're getting along well and he's attracted to you, what's the problem?
You're not wrong, you're not crazy And btw, are you sure the info re his age that your internet sleuthing turned up is accurate? Depending on the source, sometimes it isn't. Some1, I'm older than the poster and not sure "Maggie May" is flattering or helpful. When we met, I was almost 22 and she was almost We were married four years ago, after dating for damn near eight years sorry babe! It's been fantastic, but not without issues. Going out with friends - the friends we brought in are, for the most part, around our age, and the older or younger partner doesn't always fit in.
For example, sometimes I go out with my college friends and she feels like the "old lady" in the room. I sometimes have a hard time finding common ground with her older friends. Kids - much shorter time for choosing to have kids. I would have had to commit to becoming a father in my mid- to lates rather than having a more relaxed timeframe if my wife was younger. I know lots of women have children later in life, but we didn't want that.
But really, it's way too early to worry about those kind of issues. See if you click, and if you do, rest assured that YES, it can lead to lots of good! He might be more ready than you expect a 22 year old to be. Get yourselves into a conversation where you share your ages, don't bring up your stalking episode, and have a real talk about it. Yes, age differences will evidence themselves—but that alone isn't a reason to discount the relationship!
No, it's not a big deal, though.
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I can guarantee that if you stew about it that he'll be able to tell, so if you can't be subtle, just out-of-the-blue go "you know I'm 36, right? He may shrug it off as not a big deal then start to act weird, but that should tell you enough. You don't have to go into your life story or anything as backup, just treat it as the fact that it is. It's not like you need someone to help you care for your colostomy bag.
I think that at some point before you decide you are attached to this fellow, you are going to tell him your age. But what these trends tell us is that the majority of the population is likely to partner with someone of similar age.
This largely has to do with having social circles that generally include peers of similar ages and being attracted to others who are similar.
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Similarity entails many things, including personality, interests and values, life goals and stage of life, and physical traits age being a marker of physical appearance.
Why doesn't age matter to some? Many of the reasons proposed for age-gap couples have been largely rooted in evolutionary explanations, and focus on explaining older man-younger woman pairings. From this perspective, it's thought men's preferences for younger women and women's preferences for older men relate to reproductive fitness. That is, the extent to which someone has "good genes" — indicated by their attractiveness and sense of energy also known as vitality — and the extent to which they are a "good investment" — indicated by their status and resources as well as their warmth and sense of trust.
Although men and women place importance on a partner who is warm and trustworthy, women place more importance on the status and resources of their male partner. This is largely because, with women being the child bearers, the investment is very high on their behalf time and effort in child bearing and rearing. So they are attuned to looking for a partner who will also invest resources into a relationship and family.
But because the building of resources takes time, we tend to acquire resources later in life and so are older by the time we have acquired enough wealth and resources to comfortably provide for others. So, women's attunement to status and resources might explain why some women may be attracted to older men. In contrast, there's evidence to suggest men value attractiveness and vitality more than women because, from an evolutionary standpoint, youth is seen as an indicator of fertility.
Given men cannot bear children, evolution suggests they're attuned to younger women to enhance the chances of partnering with someone who can provide children. But the evolutionary explanation is limited in that it doesn't explain why the reverse occurs an older woman-younger man pairingor why age gaps exist within same-sex couples.
For this, socio-cultural explanations might provide insights. Many people assume age-gap couples fare poorly when it comes to relationship outcomes. But some studies find the relationship satisfaction reported by age-gap couples is higher. These couples also seem to report greater trust and commitment and lower jealousy than similar-age couples. Over three-quarters of couples where younger women are partnered with older men report satisfying romantic relationships.
A factor that does impact on the relationship outcomes of age-gap couples is their perceptions of social disapproval. That is, if people in age-gap couples believe their family, friends and wider community disapprove of their union, then relationship commitment decreases and the risk of break-up increases.
These effects appear to apply to heterosexual and same-sex couples. So the negative outcomes for age-gap couples seem to reside not in problems within the couple, but in pressures and judgments from the outside world. Another factor at play may have to do with the stage of life each partner is experiencing. For instance, a year gap between a year-old and a year-old may bring up different challenges and issues than for a year gap where one partner is 53 and the other is This is because our lives are made up of different stages, and each stage consists of particular life tasks we need to master.
And we give priority to the mastery of different tasks during these distinct stages of our lives. So when each member of a couple straddles a different life stage, it may be difficult for the couple to reconcile each other's differing life needs and goals. The success of a relationship depends on the extent to which partners share similar values, beliefs and goals about their relationship; support each other in achieving personal goals; foster relationship commitment, trust and intimacy; and resolve problems in constructive ways.
These factors have little do with age. So the reality is, while an age gap may bring about some challenges for couples, so long as couples work at their relationship, age should be no barrier.
Gery Karantzas is an associate professor in social psychology and relationship science at Deakin University.OLD MAN WITH A YOUNG LADY - 42 YEAR AGE GAP SOCIAL EXPERIMENT!
This piece first appeared on The Conversation. First posted April 20,