What is the ideal age gap in heterosexual relationships?
September 27, 2013 4:55 PM Subscribe
A growing body of scientific research suggests that the ideal age gap between a man and a woman is fifteen years, provided that the latter is younger so as to mitigate the effect of the midlife crisis. Yet, conventional wisdom posits that the half-your-age-plus-seven rule and that the three to six years rule are equally valid. What do you think?
posted by lotusmish to human relations (55 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My number one goal in life is to have a happy and productive marriage and I think that the only way I can achieve it is to select someone who will love me even when gravity and wrinkles take over twenty or thirty years down the road. I really want someone who genuinely likes me for me instead of for the way I look, if that makes any sense. Seeing the proliferation of broken marriages and cheating incidents--generally older men with their college-aged secretaries--has made me wary of men my own age (20s), so any advice or feedback on your own age-gap and status of marriage would be highly appreciated.
(If it helps, I'm 21 and seriously looking for a husband.)