Dunn concluded that "Not once across all ages and countries ... im 13 1/2 and i have been dating this one guy since i was 12, hes older because hes born in december and i skipped a grade, im going into 9th grade right now and so is he, i had my first kiss with him and we havent done anything more than kissing and holding hands and hugging were... im 13 1/2 and i have been dating this one guy since i was 12, hes older because hes born in december and i skipped a grade, im going into 9th grade right now and so is he, i had my first kiss with him and we havent done anything more than kissing and holding hands and hugging were keeping it PG, my parents know and are cool about it, hes really a good guy even if hes almost 15, i really like him and i just want your guys opinion. i think something like 12-13 is fine for PG then 18 for PG13my sister was told she cant date until shes 16 and she really liked this guy so she still went ahead and dated him without telling my parents.Another study also showed a higher divorce rate as the age difference rose for when either the woman was older or the man was older.In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.New research shows that, at least for the Sami people of preindustrial Finland, men should marry a woman almost 15 years their junior to maximize their chances of having the most offspring that survive."We studied how parental age difference at marriage affected [families'] reproductive success among Sami people who married only once in their lifetime[s]," says ecologist Samuli Helle of the University of Turku in Finland.Researchers suggest that long-distance relationships have a better chance of lasting if you can increase the quality as well as the frequency of interactions.
A happy, healthy person is one with a supportive social network.
There are also alternative social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.
Age-disparity relationships have been documented for most of recorded history and have been regarded with a wide range of attitudes dependant on sociocultural norms and legal systems. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner.
Banish jealousy whenever it rears its ugly head because it will eat you alive in a long-distance relationship.
The fears we conjure in our minds are often worse than the reality of the situation.