A common rule of thumb, at least on the internet, is that it’s okay to be interested in someone “half your age plus seven” years.
According to this rule, it would not be creepy for a 30 year old to date a 22 year-old, but an 18 year-old would be off-limits.
So, I’m sorry, Seth, but these numbers just don’t properly represent you.
I ran into a similar problem when I wrote about the average height difference in couples. users who say they are in relationships, Facebook found that the average age difference in gay couples tends to get bigger the older people get.
There could be lots of couples who, like you and your partner, are increasing the average age difference but are still in the minority.
It’s easier to spot heterosexual outliers because I have the original data provided by the CPS.
For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.Dear Mona, What is the average age difference among couples?My partner and I are 28 years apart, so I’m sure we’re an outlier, but by how much?This data comes from the 2014 Current Population Survey (CPS) and is based on information provided by 31,075 male-female couples.
Those surveyed couples are supposed to represent the estimated 70 million heterosexual couples who live together in the U. It doesn’t matter whether they’re married or unmarried, parents or childless — all couples are counted in the CPS, unless they’re gay.Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.