ANSWERS: 43
  • We have a ten year age gap. I'm off the dating market but if I weren't, I'd be open to meeting people of all legal ages.
  • I was in a 6 year age gap. I was the youngest, and no I would not go any higher than that. I'm not even sure I'll go as high as 6 years again, it turned out ugly.
  • I prefer a peer. I like having someone I can relate to in many ways, and someone much older or much younger is just something I've never done. The biggest gap was 7 years, and I vowed never to do that again.
  • We have a 5 year age gap. I like that:)
  • 7 years, it depends on the person, I like to keep it within ten years, but I would consider more.
  • How about a 40 year gap? Would they really have anything in common?
  • 2 year gap, and that was when I was in highschool. I think the highest I would go would be like 5
  • I'd always consider any woman for a relationship. (legality presumed) My greatest age gap was 12 or 14 years. Something like that. It was just sex, though, not really a relationship. (she was older)
  • Had a relationship with a man 17 years older than me. He is still my friend.
  • I think one of the biggest things to consider is the power differential. Often folks who are older can have more power and influence over the younger person (depends upon how young and old, of course). When there's a significant gap the chances of uneven power increase.
  • My largest age gap in a relationship was 13 years.... I was 18 and he was 31. We dated for 3 years and although our age gap was challenging at times it did not ultimately lead to our demise. I took the relationship and the age gap as a good learning experience. The biggest problem with our age gap was that other people were bothered by it. Now dating someone only a year older than me, I sometimes feel like he/ we have a lot of growing up to do.
  • im 20 hes 23. so not to big at all! and yes i would consieder dating someone older than that.
  • 4 yr i dont mind dating with a older women
  • 5 years. Im good with that cause Im not planning to have anyone else.
  • When I was in middle school, I had a 4-year gap with a girl younger than me. I won't do that again. Now my age limits are 2 years younger. I won't date anyone older than me.
  • Any relationship or are you limiting this to "romantic" relationship? I have friends who are young enough to be my grandchildren. I have a friend who is 95 and sharp as a tack. I am 71. In terms of romantic relationship...I was 2-1/2 years older than my son's dad...Jim is 2 years older than I. I could not be interested in anyone young enough to be my son nor old enough to be my father. :)
  • im 14 and the biggest age difference ive had was a guy 12 years older than me but definitely would not do it again!
  • 4 years was my largest age gap for a romantic relationship. However, if I were entering another relationship and there was a larger age gap, I would think carefully about it.
  • My exhusband and I were 12 years apart. I would never date a guy more than 5 years my senior or junior again!!! My fiance is only 3 years older than me. We have a lot more in common.
  • By far the biggest age difference is 11 yrs and it is my current relationship. I do not think I could date anyone younger I think that it would be way too much of an age difference.
  • I was 32,she was 48. She had a son 28,,I couldn't see much of a problem,other than she had a hangup on the age thing,we did stay together for 3 years though,mostly sex,never an argument,none to speak of,the 'tiffs' were just that,small and insignificant.
  • The age difference between me and my spouse is of 8 years!
  • I've had one partner 10 years younger and one ten years older. Neither lasted lol. Think I would aim for plus or minus 5 to last the distance
  • My wife and I are 9 years apart, she is younger and for the 17 years we have been together age was never an issue. Of course I would consider a woman even younger if I were single but I would envision a 10 or more age difference to be challenging especially in the later years of life
  • 11 years and me and the guy were better off as friends and still are friends now and it has been 9 years
  • Only nine months with the ex g/f. Ex wife was three months. I would go higher or lower by several years. It just kind of happened that my two long relationships were close in age.
  • mine was 10 years when i was 16. The bloke was amazing very caring and sweet, sometimes i wish we met a few years later as at the time i was still in love with my ex and got back with him that didnt last, he was devastated! Anyway i dont really wish that as otherwise i wouldnt have met my partner now! and i wouldnt give him up for anything!! :-) he is 3 years older then me and we get on great :-)
  • 10 years. I'm still with him and marrying him next month :)
  • 12 or 13 years. my ex was 28 years old, i was 16, and i won't do that again...i don't date people that are younger than me but since that relationship, i don't go over 25
  • when i was 17 i was with someone 12 years older than me, and because i been with older i tend to go with older. Younger seem immature to me now.
  • For anyone who wants to know my own answer, my boyfriend is 11 years older than me. I don't think I could date younger than myself, at least not by much. Especially since I'm 18 and dating a minor would be weird. That and I don't find a lot of guys who are younger than me to be as mature. As far as dating older than 11 years, I would date someone so long as they couldn't be my parent. I think at that point it is a bit weird.
  • 25 years but i would never go with a older man again
  • 2 years youger then me. I wouldn't date someone younger then me again.
  • my ex husband was 10 yrs older than me. I don't mind older but wouldn't go over 10. I think the issue was that I was in my early 20s when we married and wanted to be out doing things all the time - but he had been there, done it, got the t-shirt. I've also dated a guy who was 3 yrs younger - would Never Ever do that again.
  • I am 35, my boyfriend is 53. I think that at my age and my lifestyle(no children) I would have to date an even older man since I do not want to date someone with young children. My Boyfriend has a 5yr old and a 17 yr old. I have not been successful in finding someone that is close to my age that either doesn't have children or children that are out of the house. I'm sure many ABers would think I am shallow. However I chose not to have children. Dating a man with two ex wives(which both are verbally abusive and lack restraint) and two children is more than what I want in my life. I would never marry him because I am not willing to marry ALL of him-which wouldn't be fair to him or his children.
  • My current beautiful girl is 10 years younger than me and she is great and we are very happy. An ex was also 10 years older than me; This is sometimes obvious and causes slight issues. I don't think that I would have much more of a gap than that - I can't see it working properly with both partners on an even plane
  • I dated a man nine years older than me when I was 21. We dated for several years. He was emotionally abusive, and used me financially and otherwise. I think that it wasn't smart, as I was not very world-wise and was easy to take advantage of. I would not do it again if I had the chance to go back in time. However, I would consider dating a man much older than myself now that I'm a little older and wiser.
  • 13 years. Yes, older, but not younger.
  • 5years i was 18 n he was 23, yes i'd consider dating someone a lil older
  • in my current relationship there is a five year difference. im nineteen & he is twenty-four. sometimes its hard. it doesnt help that i look younger than i am. his friends give me lots of shit when he isnt around, especially the girls. or they will try and leave me out by going to things that are 21+. i can ignore all that though though because i am in love with him. i think five years is probably my limit for now. when im twenty-one i may raise the bar a little, but i prefer being pretty close in age with my significant other.
  • I am 11 years older than my man. He's 21, and that would make me 32. We're great together, love each other deeply and see ourselves as true soulmates. It's like we have been meant to meet again in this life, after many other previous lives together. I look much younger than my age and am a very young spirit. He also stands apart among his peers, acting more maturely. There is no gap as far as clothing or music are concerned. Jeans and sneakers suit us both. I am, however, aware of the not so approving voices of my friends, but seeing that any of his wouldn't think twice about dating me, I am at peace.
  • my largest gap is my current relationship and he's 10 yrs older than me i definitely would not date someone any older than that im already worried enough that he's gonna pass away so much sooner then i will
  • The mother of my son is 4 years older than me.

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