(Closed) What is the age difference between you and your SO

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 62
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

4 years im older hes 35 and im 39

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

2 years 2 months

Post # 64
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Newbee

I’m a year and a half older than he is 🙂

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

He is 7 years older than me

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Tangled:  I seriously considered that/was concerned about that when I started dating DH (12 years older), but my parents were only three years apart, and I still lost my dad when I was 10. I saw that being with someone closer in age doesn’t mean they’re going to be around. I know, I didn’t have to go asking for trouble, but given that our age gap isn’t *that* huge, I didn’t want to sacrifice this much happiness for something that can’t be guaranteed.

He’s more concerned about losing me early; my genes are anything but stellar. His family has fared much, much better — and that helped ease some of my concerns. 

Post # 68
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are 19 years and 5 months apart. I am 24 and he is 43. He is a musician and a music prodcer and is wayyyy cooler than me haha. It works perfect for us. I do not see an age difference between us ever when I look at him/us. It was certainly hard at first dealing with certain family members reactions and I do get that question a lot about losing him early in our relationship, but there is not one guarentee I will outlive him. My aunt and uncle were madly in love and she passed away at 39. Nothing in life is guarenteed. I would rather take the chance with him and have a good 30 years with my soul mate who I am madly in love with, rather than pass up on him and a lifetime of happiness due to “what if” he dies before me. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m older by three months.

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

4 1/2 years, almost to the day.  He’s (almost) 31, and I’m 26.

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My SO is eight years older. I am 20, and he is 28. We met when I was 18 and he was 26. It absolutely freaked my parents out, but then again, I am their youngest and only daughter, so I think if anyone had taken interest in me they would have panicked! Since then everyone has gotten to know and love him, and things are awesome!

I could honestly never date anyone younger or my own age even. My brother is 13 years older than me. My school friends were usually a few years ahead of me. I hung out with the old ladies down the street when I was a kid because no other kids lived on the block. So I guess I never got used to people my own age.

With that said, I could never do a drastic age difference. I’d say 10 years is my limit. My parents are 18 years apart, and it is really hard to have my dad be so much older. When I was young I used to cry at the thought of him not making it to my high school graduation, my wedding, my children. I wouldn’t want to put my own children through that.

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

2 years, I’m 24 he’s 26.

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m about 6 weeks older. I really don’t think age matters, as long as both people are on the same page about the things that are important.

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

He is only about a month older than me.  Hes the first person I ever dated that is my age.  

It’s nice because when we talk about things its like oh that show came out when I was x age in in x grade its the same grade not a few years difference.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Tangled:  I think this is where the phrase “it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all” is best highlighted.

Also if we start judging stuff like that (that it is unfair to the kids etc etc) then shouldn’t we also judge same aged couples who hold off having kids until they are in their 40’s, 50’s or 60’s?

I think all that matters is that you find the lid for your pot and you celebrate that love however you see fit (marriage/co habitation/polgamy/open marriage/children/child free/whatever).

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