The study looked at 3000 people, and found that the greater the age gap, the greater the risk of a break-up.
These are just patterns, but the results could come down to partners having conflicting goals and interests at different stages in their lives.
I guess it was because I'd heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I'd sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you're wondering, I married that guy eight months later.
I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me.
Age isn’t just about the time you’ve been on the planet, it’s about your attitude and approach to life.
With huge advances in technology creating all manner of age-defying treatments; better diets; dental care; and life expectancy, it’s entirely possible to stay looking, and feeling, young well into middle age.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain The question is simple, as life expectancy goes up and people take better and better care of themselves, do traditional notions of appropriate age differences in relationships matter?
According to a study conducted by Emory University in Atlanta, there's an ideal difference that can heighten your chances of a lasting relationship. Whether you’d never date a younger man or are considering dating an older women – or vice versa – everyone is sure to have an opinion.