(Closed) Your age difference?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How many years are between you and your FI?
    Same age : (39 votes)
    19 %
    1 : (36 votes)
    18 %
    2 : (26 votes)
    13 %
    3 : (23 votes)
    11 %
    4-6 : (36 votes)
    18 %
    7-10 : (27 votes)
    13 %
    10+ : (15 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I am 2.5 years older than my husband.  For us it works perfectly – I make him more mature when he needs it and he reminds me to lighten up when I’m too stuffy.

     

    Post # 4
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    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m four years older than Mrs. Bee.  Sometimes I will mention a movie that I saw in high school, and she’ll usually point out that she was in elementary school at the time.  Then I feel really old.

    Post # 5
    Member
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

    We’re about 6 years apart, give or take about 2 months.  I don’t think this would work as well if we were closer in age.  He was also a huge partier and not well established.  I’ve never been much of a partier, and since I had a baby when I was 20, I was forced to get established fast!  Most of are friends are still doing the party thing, but we have a select few who are settled.  We still party occasionally, but no wild and crazy parties like he used to have!

    Post # 6
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    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    My husband is 5 years older (minus 2 weeks!). I love making fun of him for being old when he mentions something from his childhood and I get to say…yeah I was in third grade when that happened! Otherwise he was already established in his career when I met him and I appreciate that maturity.

    Post # 7
    Member
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My FI is about 2 months older then me.

    Post # 8
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My FI is 1 month older than me. Of all the guys I have dated (all older!), he is the one that is closest to my age. I even dated a fella that was 17 years older. THANK GOD, I didn’t marry that one!

    Post # 9
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    1.5 years. So sometimes he’s 1 year older, and then right after his bday, he’s 2 years older for a few more months! It has worked well for us!

    Post # 10
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    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    3.5 years, but it feels like much less because by the time we met we were both in professional school. He was only a year ahead of me in school so we’re at about the same place in our lives – just starting our careers.

    Post # 11
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m 14 mos older and if you ask him he’s engaged to Mrs Robinson.  He’s such a goof.

    Post # 12
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am about 4 months older than my fiance.  This may be crazy, but I’m always a little sad on my birthday because it means I have 4 months where my age is 1 bigger than his.  Isn’t that silly?!?

    Post # 13
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

    We’re 7 years apart. Since I am the youngest, and he’s the oldest- this works really well for us. I often say that if I met him younger, I wouldn’t have said yes to a second date and vis versa.

    He was ready for marriage before I was, but he never pushed me. And now when I bring up starting a family- he’s the one freaking out. We’re still on a 2 to 3 year plan, but I told him we need to at least have a kid before he turns 40!! If we were the same age- I’d totally feel the clock ticking! 

    Post # 14
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    My husband and I are 11 years apart and all around I saw it works for us. I never really notice the age difference.

    Post # 15
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    He’s four years older.. and he’s like Mr. Bee, whenever he brings up something that I’m too young to remember, he always says he feels so old. But I like the age difference, and without it, we wouldn’t have met, because although we were freshmen in college the same year (where we met) he had done four years in the military first.

    Post # 16
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    Well here I am with my big honkin age gap –  my husband is 12 years older than I am, we were just married in December, he’s 39 and I’m 28 in March (he’ll turn 40 this Oct. so I guess we’re technically 11/12) .  It all depends on the person, I never thought I would date, let alone marry someone who was in high school when I was in kindergarten!  It’s really funny when he’s with his old friends because I am totally out of the loop with the music, movies TV shows they all remember. I definitely make fun of hium being old, and he makes fun of me being a baby when he was out having fun, so it all goes around equally!  But, if you met my hubby, you’d probably never guess that he’s 39, from his looks and definitely his attitude  :  )

    His parents seem WAY old to me, even though they have the same age gap with my parents that he and I do, I guess it seems more amplified when his Dad is 70 and mine is 58.

    It’s interesting to me that so few couples I ‘see’ online have age gaps like ours (but some do, like one new bee, is it miss d’orsay?) but personally I am so glad that he got through all of his immaturity and issues and was well trained by other women before he got to me! 

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