The subject of marriage has come up, but I'm hesitant to move ahead.I can't help wondering what friends and family will say. There are no hard-and-fast rules governing the ideal age spread between married couples. This is the kind of thing that almost always has to be determined on a case-by-case basis. While there are unique factors that ought to be considered, such as what challenges you may face later in life, essentially it all comes down to your compatibility as a couple.According to a new survey, the ideal age difference between a couple is when the man is 4 years and (this is the sort of weird part) four months older than the woman.
And sharing the joy of getting a free bus pass at a similar time, or saving money from combining big birthday parties, is clearly attractive.Some economists have wondered whether smaller age gaps between partners could have wider, societal benefits, as they might help to narrow the gender earnings gap.A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.But if money and dating go hand-in-hand, then would (eventual) rising rates in women’s wages lead to less of an age disparity in romantic pairings?Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.
In various cultures, older men and younger women often seek one another for sexual or marital relationships.
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The counseling process should include a personality test such as the PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Inventory.
What we they start thinking too much about engagement or marriage.
If you and your girlfriend have been dating for at least six months, and if the two of you feel strongly that you would like to spend the rest of your lives together, we'd urge you to find a good marriage-and-family therapist and set up a series of counseling sessions.
Previously, we’ve written about the “Dating Age Range Formula” – more wives’ tale than scientific theory.