A fifth of a 20 year old’s age would be four years, for example, so they could date someone between 16 and 24 (four years older or younger).
I guess it was because I'd heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I'd sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you're wondering, I married that guy eight months later.
I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me.
A 17 year old girl dating a 31 year old man may raise an eyebrow but a 31 year old woman dating a 45 year old man probably wouldn’t.
According to some, you can determine your appropriate dating age range by only dating someone who is within a fifth of your own age.
Whether you’d never date a younger man or are considering dating an older women – or vice versa – everyone is sure to have an opinion.
e Harmony looks at this age-old debate Age is relative – someone may be 60 yet have the health, looks and vitality of a 40 year old, while some people in their forties seem ready to collect their pensions!
"After we prayed, Travis took up the courage and said those exact words! "That's what I had been waiting for." Although many of the questions I receive are from women who are considering whether or not to date a younger man, many of the same principles apply to the decision-making process regardless of who's older.
(For the sake of this article, we'll define an age difference as five years or more.) Here are four things to consider: 1. Leah says one of her biggest concerns when considering a man 10 years younger was whether he had the maturity to understand her needs and take care of her.
A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.