There is just something fun and enticing about the thought of dating someone who is much older or younger than you. Although this is not a new concept in the dating world, these kinds of relationships still get talked about and most often, judged by those who do not know anything about it at all. Dating someone who does not belong to your age bracket can really be exciting. You will get a lot of new experiences and lessons from each other, but can a relationship like this really last?
With a lot of eyes, talk and speculation about your relationship, will it ever really work out? You would think that because one person in the relationship is much more mature, you will be able to smooth things out and make the relationship work. But that is not what the research says.
According to a study conducted regarding relationship like these, large age gaps can sometimes be problematic when it comes to a relationship. Truth is, the research indicated the bigger the age gap between the two people is, the shorter the marriage will last.
According to the Emory University, having a five year age gap would statistically mean that your relationship is eighteen percent more likely to end up in divorce which is relatively high as compared to the three percent with the 1 year age difference. That rate also increases to up to 39% when there is a 10 year age difference and about 95% for a relationship with 20 years of age gap.
Those numbers and percentage are based on research, but they do not speak about all kinds of relationship that has a huge difference when it comes to age. Just like anything else, the success of this relationship will still be based upon the two people, the only people, who are really involved in the relationship, the only people who really know what’s going on in the love affair.
A relationship like this might be much harder to keep than the other kinds of relationship that you had, other people who are not even that involved with the two of you will have a lot of things to say on how you should take on the situation, other people that you do not even know existed will judge the both of you and will say things about your relationship without even getting to know the facts.
Through all of that and a lot of other hoops that would come along your way, it would really be hard to keep the relationship strong and going. People’s words can get into your mind and make you think of horrible things. The secret here is keeping the line of communication between you and your partner open at all times. You have to always talk things through. It might be hard not to get affected, but try not to listen to what other people have to say your relationship, especially the negative ones. The important thing here is that you two are happy and that you are not hurting other people. Just let them talk, let your relationship do the walk.