There’s no doubt that attraction, chemistry, and even love can strike two seemingly incompatible people.
From the outside looking in, it can sometimes be baffling.
We’re here to help you figure out just how young is too young: While a few years difference in age is seldom a major issue between two people, those who are many years or even decades apart may experience some unique challenges.
For example, there could be lifestyle choices, career or family conflicts, or significant cultural and generational differences.
A 30-something client of mine recently started dating a man in his late 50s.
While she found him attractive, charming, and interesting, she still wanted to have a marriage and children, while he wanted retirement and a travel companion.
By broadening the search results on your dating profile, you will expand the reach of potential partners significantly.
There are even special rules to calculate exactly how many years apart two people can be and still have it be socially acceptable.
One such example of a formula says to divide your age by two and add seven years to determine the minimum appropriate age of a potential dating partner.
Some people simply believe if they are old enough to have been the parent of the person they are considering dating, then that person is off limits.
Despite truly enjoying being together, they determined their lifestyle choices and priorities were too far apart.