Canadian data reveals that age gap relationships are more prevalent for same-sex couples, with 26% of male and 18% of female duos involving an age gap. The silver lining is that when couples work through age gap issues, studies find that they can have greater marital satisfaction than similar-aged couples.
What age gap is acceptable in a relationship?
Usually, anywhere from 1-7 years is considered an acceptable age difference between adults. People whose ages are within 1-3 years typically do not see much of an age difference, while years 4-7 might begin to feel a little bit more pronounced.
How many years apart is the average couple?
Most men marry women younger than they are; with the difference being between two and three years in Spain, the UK reporting the difference to be on average about three years, and the US, two and a half. The pattern was also confirmed for the rest of the world, with the gap being largest in Africa.
Is 10-year age gap bad?
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.