but right now. The answer is NO. (By the way, we both look younger than we actually are). Here are four things to consider: 1. 10 years younger and other person was way too immature. Male. Iâm 18, heâs 15. So I donât think age is much of a predictor for the success of a relationship beyond the initial stages. I only wish he was 15 or even 10 years younger! Male. Dear Pop: Consider a joint custody arrangement, as do other divorced couples when a dog, cat or other beloved pet, becomes a point of contention. and we barely had anything in common. he is retired and I have to continue working for nearly 20 years after, I am not going to be too pleased. And you can expect a similar reaction if sheâs much older than you, too. It is fine at any age of puberty. Guys, how much of an age difference is too much for you? We are totally happy and so far, the age difference is a non-issue for us. He became insecure and jealous. But 10 years doesn't seem as big of a difference as 15-20 years when it comes to maturity and energy levels, so I'd say, if you're really interested in each other, go for it. Share . My parents have a 20+ year age difference so you're fine (unless you're underage (which you are lml) just be careful and if you can wait until you do turn 18). If you're attracted to someone who is older, then go for it. If it's the other way around you're adults it's all good. How much of an age difference is too much? At what point does the age difference become scandalous? John Gray is the author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” If you have a question, write John in care of this newspaper, or by email at: www.marsvenus.com. If so, are you willing to do so? 12 years is no big deal. The biggest age gap I've had was 18 years. They will love each other, but they probably won't be close friends, until possibly they are adults. We seem great together, but I am concerned about the age difference. 2012 John Gray's Mars Venus Advice. 10 years younger and other person was way too immature. Throw out the obvious examples as outliers. A relationship age gap bigger than 10 years often comes with its own set of issues. Male. You are 19 and he is 31. Male. Ten years is not too much. 10 years older and other person was more mature than I was, he had problems with ME. If an older man is seeking a young woman just to re-assure himself that he is still sexually appealing, or if a younger man is dating an older woman just because itâs his way of seeking security, then the relationship is doomed from the very beginning. For rule-related involvement (relationships), 60-year-old men are stating that the minimum acceptable age is around 40, which does map much more closely to the ruleâs predictions. Is a 12 year age difference too much? Authorities say man suspected of igniting bomb died in blast. After a one-year relationship, I've fallen in love with a man who is 10 years younger. 20 Things Siblings With A 10-Year Age Gap Will Know. My fiance is 11 years older than me, so to answer your question, no 10 years is not too much! Is it an unreal expectation for a late-30s guy to â¦ In general, marital satisfaction decreased as the age difference increased. Age differenceâ¦ too much? We seem great together, but I am concerned about the age difference. My kids are 5.5 years apart, now 10.5 years old and 5 years old. when i was 16 i was with a 19 year old. I dated a 19 year old when I was 27 and it was odd, didn't work and didn't last long. Is 5 years too much of a age difference? Updates: +1 y. I went out with him and decided I don't like him. Though they both knew they were done looking, the age difference was still a consideration. At what point does the age difference become scandalous? Add message | Report | See all Facebook. And with my 'boyfriend' i dont feel any age difference, we have our moments of being completely immature, and other times we have moments of being an old couple. How much of an age difference is too much? I don't care how many social constructs of people oppose me. I mean later on in life when I'm in my 20s. Dear John: I am a 39-year-old woman with two children, ages 4 and 13. Never miss a thing with GirlsAskGuys notifications on your browser. Accept you might be in different places in your lives. Is 10 years too much of an age gap when it comes to dating someone? Then I had a very serious relationship with a 37 year old when I was 21. Jason is now 50, Rosie 30. Does your boyfriend want for you to have another child, or children when you marry? I am the youngest of 6 kids. if he makes you happy and you get along well then go for it. Still, I feel that I never will find another man like him. The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. 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