Across Western countries, about 8% of all married heterosexual couples can be classified as having a large age gap (ten years or more). These generally involve older men partnered with younger women. About 1% of age-gap couples involve an older woman partnered with a younger man.
What is acceptable age difference in marriage?
This rule states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the socially acceptable minimum age of anyone you want to date. So if youre a 24-year-old, you can feel free to be with anyone who is at least 19 (12 + 7) but not someone who is 18.
Do marriages with age differences last?
An article in The Atlantic entitled “For a Lasting Marriage, Try Marrying Someone Your Own Age,” [ii] while correctly observing that “Statistics, of course, are not destiny,” cited research stating that couples who had a five-year difference in age were 18 percent more likely to break up, and when the age difference