The old rule of determining a socially-acceptable age difference in partners goes something like this: half your age plus seven (40 = 20 +7 = 27) to define the minimum age of a partner and your age minus seven times two (40 = 33 * 2 = 60) to define the maximum age of a partner.
Beside above, what is the best age gap between husband and wife?
According to the results of a survey conducted by Nikah Forever, a majority of respondents agreed that between three and five years was an acceptable age gap between a husband and wife. This share was higher among women than men during the survey period.
Likewise, how much of an age gap is OK?
According to the rule, you divide your age by two and then add seven to calculate the “socially acceptable” minimum age for a partner. For example, if you’re 32, you can date someone as young as 23 while remaining in the realm of “socially acceptable,” according to the calculation.
Is 7 year age gap too much for marriage?
Many people believe that a 5-7 age difference between spouses is ideal for marriage. … In this case, having a somewhat older spouse can bring in more stability to the marriage. Women mature 3-4 years earlier than men, not just sexually but also mentally.
Anything more than a 10–year age gap means partners grew up in different eras and might have different life expectations. … But according to Nelson, while there is no true age limit to dating between consenting adults, a 10–year age difference can mean partners grew up in different generations.
Traditionally, sastras (treatises) say man has to marry younger woman, who is physically and mentally healthy. Culture and traditions also stress on the wife being younger. Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra prescribes a three- year age gap. In the old, the age gap could be 10 to 15 years.
“The ideal age to get married, with the least likelihood of divorce in the first five years, is 28 to 32,” says Carrie Krawiec, a marriage and family therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Michigan. “Called the ‘Goldilocks theory,’ the idea is that people at this age are not too old and not too young.”
According to a study conducted by Emory University in the US, couples with a one-year age difference were the most likely to make it, with just a 3% chance of divorce. However, those chances jumped up to 18% for a five-year age difference and 39% for a ten-year difference.
Some men seek out mature women because they want to be taken care of. We are talking here about the mental and emotional support that an older woman can give to her man. This is also called “mommy syndrome” — a condition where a man needs a woman to do everything for him, from cooking to picking out his clothes.
9 years certainly isn’t a small age gap, but it’s by no means the largest I’ve seen in a successful relationship. Relative age is just one factor of many that plays into the dynamics of a relationship. … So long as they’re both emotionally and legally adults an age gap doesn’t matter, 9 years or 39 years, whatever.
As 2010 study of 3,770 heterosexual adults suggested that women often prefer older men. As the women became more financially independent, they said they liked older guys even more. … Society also gives men greater opportunity to accumulate status and resources as they age.
Dating an older woman is okay, but it is definitely not the norm. We have the word ‘cougar’ for a reason, and it has negative connotations. Mostly we just use it as a joke, but that’s a way of making it abnormal. It depends on the age difference though.