Age Difference in Your Relationship

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  1. TeacherGrl7

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    Is there an age difference between you and your significant other? How much? Has it affected your relationship? Just a curiosity thread!
     
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  3. Beth2004

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    No age difference here. He's only 8 months older than me.
     
  4. ecsmom

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    DH is only 3 months older than me. My DD just married a man 11 yrs older than her. She is 24, he is 35. They seem to be on the same page with their interests and outlook.
     
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    DH is only 9 months older than me.
     
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    BF is is two and half years older than me. Hasn't been an issue for us, although it probably would have been more so if he didn't continue on in school after getting his bachelors. He is on a PhD track, so is still in school the two years I am behind him and doesn't need to move away from me for job reasons. Oh and the fact that I couldn't go to bars with him and friends until recently haha.
     
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    I am one year and three months older, almost exactly than my FI. It's a bit creepy. My birthday is 6-9 and his is 9-6 one year apart. The only problem it presented was making sure we could rent our honeymoon rental without him being 25 this August! ;)
    We were able to, and they assured him it was okay b/c his guardian (aka his wife) would be there to keep him in line! haha!
     
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    I'm a year and a half older than my husband.
     
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    We've recently parted romantic ways, still friends though. Our age difference is five years. I'm older but I always felt she was more mature for her age than I. So it worked for us while it worked.
     
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    5 years difference with us.
     
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    Four and a half years for us. It works bc I graduated early and he started late (almost 7) and then took an extra year in colle so we've been on the same "lifestep" all along.
     
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    My BF is just a yr older. (My dad is 10 yrs older than my mom.)
     
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    7 years younger than dh. No problems because of the age difference.
     
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    My husband is one year, three hundred and sixty three days older than I am.
     
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    DH is four years older than I am. He graduated from high school the year I graduated fro 8th grade. My mom would have flipped if I would have dated him then.
     
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    Dh is three years older than I am. I was specifically looking for an older guy while dating in college, so I only looked at guys online that had graduated and had jobs. All the guys I dated were several years older, although one guy was 30 (haha) and I couldn't take the huge difference (I was 23). We don't see a difference at all now, except in music-his high school soundtrack was my middle school soundtrack!
     
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    It's funny you bring this up. I had the most interesting conversation with this VNYL that I car pool with. We were discussing humorous things we'd talked about with other people and I decided off the cuff to ask how old was too old to date. She thought and answered that 32 was too old for her. She's 26 but I already knew that. I was a little more than amused. I said, "32 is too old?" She said, "For me, it is." I went on mumbling and chuckling for a minute about how 32 was too old. I suppose I was making her uncomfortable so I divulged that I was actually 34. She said, very surprised, "you don't look 34!"

    I still smile about that conversation.
     
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    Husband is 9 years older than me.
    It's never been an issue.
     
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    Rockhubby is 18 months my senior. I have dated 16 years older and 8 years younger. The older was infinitely more on my level, but that was more of a maturity issue than a strictly age one. Rockhubby, I guess, is my baby bear. JUST RIGHT.
     
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    I'm 48, she's 38. I was 31 and she was 21 when we met.

    Needless to say, I was the envy of all my friends.
     
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    My DH is almost exactly a year younger than I am. Most people think he's younger than that because he graduated three years after I did.

    All of my friends married older guys--from 6-10 years older--so that makes DH seem even younger when we're out together.
     
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    Heh - he is 11 years older. No, it is not a problem (I can safely say that after 10 years together.)
    Yes, music is an issue.
    Occasionally, pop culture references cause a laugh, but it is all in good fun.
    We balance each other nicely, and like a fine wine - we get better with age.
     
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    He is 3.5 years older than me. Not really an issue. I would say I probably act older than him most of the time. Before him, I dated guys that were 10 years older than me. I like this better.
     
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    My husband is nearly 11 years older than me. It doesn't affect our relationship at all (except when he starts singing 80's songs and I just look at him funny!) It'll be weird when he retires from the Army in a few years and I will still be in the beginning of my teaching career, but he'll start a 2nd career.

    Growing up my "older" cousins seemed soooooo much older than me. Now I realize my husband is older than all of my cousins....
     
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    Hubby turned 34 in December and I'll be 29 this month...so a bit over 5 years :)
     
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    I've heard a possibly apocryphal adage of the French is that the proper age for a woman is half the man's age, plus seven years.

    I suspect anyone following that advice is either bad at long-term relationships or terrible at math.
     
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    Actually, when my husband and I were first married, that equation was pretty close to our ages! :eek:

    We celebrated our Silver Wedding anniversary in January. :wub:
     
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    That is pretty close to my DD and her DH's situation.
     
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    Im fifteen years older than my wife.
     
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    DH is 16 years older than I am. I was 18 when we met and we've been together 32 years. The difference in our ages has never been an issue.
     
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    I am 6 months older than my husband. The youngest guy I ever dated was 2 years younger than me and the oldest was only one year older.
     
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    Iam 10 years older...mmmmmmm:wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:
     
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    I am three years older. When I met my husband I thought he was in his late 20s and he was only 22. OOPS.
     
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    I am a little less than 3 months older than my husband! So, I turned 30 , 40, 50.....first!!:)
     
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    :wub:
    I'm 3 months minus 2 days older than my boyfriend. It's never an issue, until my birthday:dizzy: for some reason he likes to believe I am so 'old'. Even though he will be turning the same age not too soon after. lol. :whistle:
     
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    I am three months older than my SO.
     
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    JaimeMarie sounds so familiar! :) When I met my husband I was 24. I thought he was at least 27. Turns out he was 20. :eek: I am four years older than my DH. November of this year will be 20 years together/married. OMG. Doesn't seems like it though. Good grief! We have never had any problems. He looks older. I just tell everyone I am 32. My favorite age. ;)
     
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    Just 8 months, he's older. No biggie!! :)
     
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    DH is 2.5 years older...
     
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    My late husband was six years older. I've dated between six years younger to sixteen years older. With the younger men, age (maturity) was an issue.
     
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    Dh is 3 years older.
     

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