Dating age rule older
If they're in the same place in life and are in the right place at the right time, then age might be less of a factor.
"18 to 25."If you're between 18 and 25-years-old, it might be wise to stay within that standard young adult age range?
Clearly, just going by a numerical age gap isn’t going to work.
A 15 year old dating someone who’s 20 is very different from a 35 year old dating a 40 year old.
This isn’t a rule that works in every case, and I’m sure many couples wouldn’t meet this requirement and are still very happy and healthy, but it tends to work pretty well for most people I know.
The rule would theoretically create a paradox for people under 14 because the younger partner would have to be older than the older partner, but 14 is about the youngest you can be and make anything even remotely resembling adultish decisions respecting relationships anyway, so this rule works out rather well.
This has the advantage of allowing for a larger age gap the older the partners get; the four-year age gap between a 22-year-old and an 18-year-old is significant (and just barely allowed by this rule), but the same age gap between an 86-year-old and a 90-year-old isn't worth comment.
The world of dating in your young adult years is a mix of new experiences and types of people.
Whether it's due to their legal status or simply shared interest and background, they're right in choosing so.
"18 to 21, 21 to 25."In the age range I provided, some people might think dividing that range into two smaller plausible ranges is a better option to ensure partners are closer in age. "For me personally 18 to 22, but I prefer someone my own age."Partners of the same age likely have similar life experiences, which can be pretty important for some people when they enter a relationship. Above only if both parties are older than eighteen."If you're within five years of each other, your childhoods were still probably pretty similar so you have at least one easy thing to bond over.
(One common criterion for compatibility between prospective marriage or romantic partners is the difference between their ages.
In its earliest appearances, this rule is often cited as having French origins, although this citation always seems to appear in English-language (British or American) sources, leaving its true origin mysterious.
If I have more than a few moments like these, then it means that this probably isn’t someone I should be dating.