Same-sex couples sometimes feature a significant age gap as well.
Although comedians joke about these relationships, a significant age difference doesn’t make a relationship any less real or meaningful, though it may create some challenges that don’t exist when romantic partners are close in age.
She's in the middle of an identity crisis, trying to find her place in her relationship as well as her life. The man she's with knows who he is and what he's doing with his future. When dealing with the age gap in a relationship, how do you bridge that gap thoughtfully, both as the younger person still searching for your true self, and as the older person waiting for the other person to be on your level?“relationship expert” Tracey Cox condones it, saying their common ground should count for more than their 13-year age gap; other commenters, meanwhile, condemn Martin as “creepy” and Lawrence as “lame.”If you subscribe to the “rule of seven,” the question of where the boundaries of a socially acceptable relationship lie aren’t a matter of opinion—they’re clearly defined.According to the rule, the age of the younger partner (regardless of gender) should be no less than seven more than half the older partner’s age.Sometimes a significant age gap makes a relationship impossible.No matter how real your feelings are, getting involved with someone under the age of 18 can lead to serious legal trouble.