One recent study found that a 10-year age difference makes you 39 percent more likely to get divorced than if you had no age difference at all. And another study found that age-gap couples reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction, greater trust and commitment, and lower jealousy levels.
Is a 10-year age gap acceptable?
But according to Nelson, while there is no true age limit to dating between consenting adults, a 10-year age difference can mean partners grew up in different generations. “They listened to different music, came of age under different presidents, and have different references for their jokes,” Nelson told Insider.
Does age gap make a difference?
Research indicates that heterosexual couples tend to differ in age by about three years and men tend to be older (Buss, 1989; Conroy-Beam, 2019). The standard three-year age gap has some wiggle room before age becomes salient. The larger the age gap, the more partners, and the public, might take notice.
Do 10-year gap relationships work?
According to the research, which surveyed over 3,000 recently married and divorced Americans, as little as a five-year age gap increases the likelihood of divorce by 18%. That number jumps to 39% for a 10-year age gap and a whopping 95% increase for couples with a 20-year age difference.