Talk to one another about how what other people think may influence your relationship.
If you feel the need to respond to what others are saying about your relationship, come together and decide as a unit what the response will be.
This is especially important if the haters are closer to you, like your parents.
It’s hard to think our parents are wrong and even as adults we often think they still know what is best for us, so don’t let yourself get sucked into that kind of thinking. While it’s important to consider what a big age gap might mean for your relationship down the road, don’t let the thoughts and worries prevent you from enjoying your relationship now.
The statistics betting against the success of your relationship are quite high and many people wonder if they’ll ever find the right person for them.
Sometimes though, you find someone who is perfect for you in every way, except they are much, much older…or younger. You already know that the odds are stacked against your relationship, so why would you go and add a big age difference to the mix?
The great thing about dating is that it gives you a chance to decide if you are compatible with someone else, so don’t let someone’s age be the reason you deny yourself a chance at happiness.
When it comes to love, there is a lot out there acting against your relationship.
That’s a huge range, and you can imagine the mental states and life experiences of someone who is 22 is drastically different than someone who is 46.
Many people believe that love has no age-limits, but society has other things to say about that.
In fact, the question surrounding how old is too old or how young is too young has come up so often throughout modern history that researchers have conducted studies to find out what the acceptable age range for dating actually is.
While the rule says that a 40-year-old woman could date a 27-year-old, most 40-year-old women don’t feel comfortable doing that, according to researchers.
Women tend to stay much lower than the rule states is acceptable.
For example, when someone was considering marriage, the age mattered more than if someone was considering a one-night stand with a partner.