(Closed) Your age difference?

posted 12 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How many years are between you and your FI?

    Same age

    1

    2

    3

    4-6

    7-10

    10+

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    I’m 2 years older than Mr. Sushi (there’s a  3 month period where we’re only 1 year apart). Sometimes I can totally tell that he’s younger than I am, but like mrsleopard, we really balance each other out.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    My husband is 3 years older, and I have generally dated guys 2-3 years older.  I think it makes us more on the same track maturity and life goal wise – meaning I think we will be ready for kids and all that at the same time! Plus dating a guy a few years older means you are ALWAYS younger and that is kind of nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

    Hehe, I think I have the smallest age gap so far! The Mister is a mere 2 weeks older. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re college sweethearts, and everything has work out for us because I think we’ve had all our major life experiences at the same time.

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    husband is one year and 10 days older but looks 5 years younger. sigh.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    We are 13 years and 360 days apart   I’ve never dated anyone even close to my age – the immaturity would have made.  me.  crazy. 

    It’s the best relationship I’ve ever been in (duh), so obvioulsy, it works for me!

    I do give him a little sh*t though, when looking through his old yearbooks.  Hilarious!

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    we’re 10 years apart…..9.75 if you ask him.  If I had met him when he was 25, I would NEVER have gone out with him–he was the crazy, just-out-of-college frat boy.  then again, when he was 25, i was a sophomore in high school.  I’m a VERY firm believer that age doesn’t matter when it comes to relationships–asd long as you both are on the same page and in the same place in your lives, the number doesn’t matter.

     And Quiche…ooooooooh, yes.  His old yearbooks KILL me!!!

     

     

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We’re 8 years apart.  Our families have been friends since before he was born, but we never noticed each other before I was 24 (and he was 32).  If we had when I was any younger, it could have been creepy.  But as they say, timing is everything!

     And he likes to say that women are 10 years more mature than men… so he only has 2 years of catching up to do. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I seem to be the only one (so far) with an age gap going the more non-traditional way.

    We are 11 years apart.  Fiance is 26, I’m 37 now. It works for us… he’s always been mature and level headed and I’ve been stolen away in school for a long time (and in an arrested state of development).

    I’ll say something about Nirvana’s music and college, and he’ll pipe up with, "Oh, I was in 4th grade!" 

    His parents are just slightly older than mine, so that’s not a factor…

    In our daily life we really don’t notice a difference, and I spent three years pushing him away because of the age  thing before I realized that he was everything that I was waiting for.  Meanwhile, he knew from the time we met that we should be together… So I guess women aren’t always the more mature ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We are only about four years apart. I think it works well because he tends to be way too serious at times and I tend to be flighty so we balance each other. When I get too far out there he pulls me down from the clouds and when he gets super serious I remind him to lighten up and breath a little. We’ve been together for 8 years, so I say he gets to experience everything before me, and teach me how NOT to do things.

    Post # 26
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’m 7 years younger than my Fiance. All of my aunts/uncles have large age discrepancies and they’ve all been married for a very long time.

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am actually 2 months older then FH.  It’s kinda weird a little because I have always dated guys that are at least 2 years older than me. 

    Maybe that was a sign way back then, these guys that are older than you aren’t working out, try someone your age.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Like the rest of the comments we balance one another out.

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    My husband is 33 days older than me (today is his birthday!), and it works for us:) We’ve known each other since we were 4, so if we hadn’t been the same age we wouldn’t have been in Sunday School classes and stuff like that together, so we probably wouldn’t be married. I do give him a hard time for being an old man during this month that he’s older than me, but I love that we’ve gone through all the same stuff together at the same time

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    5 years apart– which works perfectly for us.  I used to have an arbitrary "rule" about dating guys only a couple years older than me, since I felt older would be too stuffy, but as I get older, my perspectives on that have changed.  I love that we can party together (not very frequently) AND enjoy cuddling on the couch (more often), and he’s also at the stage in his life, both personally and career-wise, where he’s actually looking forward to a serious committment like marriage.  We have different frames of reference in terms of pop culture, but it just makes us better on trivia night.

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2004

    My husband is 4 years older than me and sometimes he would ask me have you heard this song in the 80’s and I told him I have no clue who sang it and I was a kid by then.  And in Chinese Zodiac sign we are perfect match cause he’s the year of the Tiger and I’m a horse sign of what older generation parents believe in.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee

    Less than a year for me!  I aggree that I think it’s more about where you are in life than age.  Which, in a way, is why I am glad that Mr. Bananas graduated a year before me and had a year to ease out of the frat boy life before I moved in – less of a shock, I think.

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