Gnoza Knows It | Does age really matter in a relationship?


Today's question is age difference in dating or marriage. How much is acceptable?

Personally, my wife-to-be is 11 years younger than me.

There is no set guideline, so I asked people on Facebook and I focused on asking you ladies, what is an acceptable age difference in dating.

“I get creeped out when it’s over 10 years and require some winning over.”

“I’ve heard the half your age plus 7 rule.”

“Just can’t be 35 plus with an 18-year old. That’s creepy.”

“I would say within 5 years. Sometimes 10 years. Rare 25 years as long as compatible.”

“18-years old.”

“As long as the girl is over 18 who cares??”

“Doesn’t matter, as long as the girl is over 21 for a maturity stand-point.”

“My partner is 18 years older than me.”

“I would say 15 years older.”

“Age is just a number”

“Age is just a state of mind.”

I did get a few men commenting, one kind-hearted man doesn't want to leave anyone out of the mix, ever.

“18 to 80, blind, crippled or crazy, I'll take all comers.”

And then there was this comment:

“What about an older woman dating a younger man? Society labels her a cougar.”

Now that's a good point. But I think society is much tougher on a man. A few years back if an older dude was dating a younger woman, people would say you old dog, now they say you old creep.

I think the term cougar is much kinder than the term creep.

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