Acceptable dating age difference
The following article was prompted by an email we received here at Marriage Missions. We have edited it and changed the name to protect the identity of this writer.I have an issue on my mind that bothers me about marriages.This phenomenon is easily seen in the two examples from the beginning.The difference in 10 years between the coach and player was a reason, and justly, for legal discourse to be taken.Women usually mature at faster rates than men, which means that most will look at older guys because they have increasingly similar mental facilities.On the flip side, guys often prefer to feel younger than they actually are.The key thing to take away from this is that age is a difficult question in relationships, and that it is an individual one.
If the difference is just a cause for social mockery, make sure you are happy before deciding to bend to any form of peer pressure.
First, the older one gets the more leeway is acceptable, the 40 year old had 13 year range, while the 20 year old had 3 years to work with.
Second, the formula exposes the interesting stereotype that girls are trying to date older guys, while guys only want to date younger girls.
A few months ago, in October, scandal swept through Minnesota high school tennis.
It was revealed that at the all girls private school only a few miles away from the school I attend, the male Varsity Tennis coach was sleeping with at least one of his players. Obviously this is an extreme example of a dangerous relationship made by an age gap. One formula that seeks to address this problem is [Guy’s Age] / 2 7 = [Girl’s Age].