Age Difference in Dating/Marrying

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are goals. They've been happy and making it work for so long. I've always liked them and never paid attention to the age gap.
My girlfriend is 7 years younger than me and it's never been an issue. If it works, it works.
 

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As long as the two people are above the age of 18, then age is nothing but a number after all. Let people date whoever they wish to date, as long as no one is getting hurt.
 

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People are free to do what they want - but the teasing can become so annoying (harassment etc.) that it could lead to fights - or simply the family moving elsewhere.

Anyway, this situation seems similar to the thing with interracial marriages.
 

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I like the rule where you halve your age, then add seven years. So if you're 24, the youngest you should date is 19. I think this only works up to a certain age, though. Early 30s max.

My dad and step mom were 10 years apart, and the dynamic between them always felt a little weird. When they got married, she was 23 or 24, and he was 33 or 34. So emotionally, she was still a little immature while he had more life experience.

Personally, I think it's creepy when older men or women have much younger partners. What's wrong with dating within your own age pool? But if that's their prerogative, so be it; it's none of my business anyway.