10 year age difference dating
One of my most memorable experiences was dating a guy 20 years older when I was 21. Still, real-life couples rarely have a generation-long discrepancy between them.
It became more acceptable for both men and women to experiment with dating younger people.When dating, we are more open to trying out new things, thus a wider gap we list as acceptable. We had very little to talk about or discuss, and never been very close. There was really nothing connecting us except our interest in each other.But relationships are more than just movies and dinners, and moonlight walks on the beach. Other research suggests that the ideal gap in relationships is 4.4 years, and divorced people tend to have a larger disparity in subsequent marriages. Young people usually pair up within their age group, as at that point in life their circle of communication is limited to people of about the same maturity. By then our circles of acquaintances grow to be more spread through generations, and personal values and life style become more important than how old the two partners are.There are certainly ways for older women to conceive children, but most men who want families tend to try and date women who are younger than 40.Aside from that scenario, however, is there any reason that a 30-year-old woman can find love with a 37-year old and not a 44-year-old? Knowing that there are men of that age who are in great shape, physically attractive, interesting and successful is there a reason to categorically exclude these men? And while most people aren’t as attractive as these, it is certainly possible to meet someone significantly older who is sexy and attractive. Women in their 50’s will often narrowly restrict their dating range because they have a fear of meeting and falling in love with an older man – and then having to deal with his health issues.I’m not sure if it’s trendy to date someone with a large age gap but I certainly seem to be seeing a lot more of it.
Kris Jenner 61, has split from her boyfriend Corey Gamble 36. According to a study from Emory University in the US, couples with a one-year age difference between them have just a three per cent chance of divorcing.
We then explain to the kids that age gaps seem bigger when you are younger, but that as you get older, that gap gets smaller and becomes relatively inconsequential. But, do age gaps become bigger again as we get older? I have a friend who is dating a guy 16 years her senior. My first response was that age shouldn't matter at all.
In my ideal mind, love should conquer all and who is to say that there has to be some standard age protocol for falling in love.
Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.
Like it or not, there are ages and individuals who feel that their value in the dating world is so high that they can have success with a very narrow set of criteria.
In fact, I have several friends in their 40s who are married to men in their 60s and life is grand!