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    what would you say is a too big of a gap in a relationship?
    would you say an 18yr old with a 22yr old is acceptable??
    opinions ppl....
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    it really depends on the people and which way round the age gap is (ie. if the man is the older one or the other way round)
    in my eyes 4 years difference at that age isn't bad at all.
    4 years when one is 14, the other 18, is then more of an issue.
    i'm 20 and my guy is 6 years older, it doesn't bother me in the slightest!
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    It depends on how old you are to begin with.

    For me, im 17, but wouldn't go anything but 2 years lower. (school years that is, so i just finished yr 13, so would only go to year 11.)

    To be honest, if your happy being in a relationship, age shouldn't matter.
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    Half your age, add 7
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    (Original post by AsianStar)
    what would you say is a too big of a gap in a relationship?
    would you say an 18yr old with a 22yr old is acceptable??
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    That particular example is fine.

    The gap depends on the ages you're at anyway... it's all relative.
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    (Original post by spartakist)
    Half your age, add 7
    For what exactly? The age of the person we should be dating, or the maximum age gap? Your post doesn't make a great deal of sense to me
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    No because then if your 18 it would be acceptable to be with a 2 year old.

    18/2 = 9 + 7 = 16

    The age of the person you should see...im pretty sure that's how it works.
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    I dont think 4 years is a big deal. as long as you are happy with it. i mean, when you are 20 he will be 24 and i dont think that seems as bad. its only because your still a teenager and hes not. thats how i see it anyway
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    (Original post by xameliax)
    For what exactly? The age of the person we should be dating, or the maximum age gap? Your post doesn't make a great deal of sense to me
    Age of the person...Half your age and add 7 years to the figure you get...eg I am 18, so 18/2=9, 9 add 7 is 16, so 16 years would be the youngest I could go...obv. this is never concreter but it seems to be near to what is socially accepted...
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    I dont think 18 and 22 is a big deal at all.
    My friend has only just turned 18 and she's now dating a 25 year old, and her parents are ok with it, they're normally quite strict.
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    My best mate is twenty seven and dating a girl in my year (she's now eighteen). I'm happy with that, they're happy with that...age makes no difference from the age of around sixteen (in my opinion, of course).
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    There's nothing wrong with that.

    In my opinion, age doesn't matter at all, just so long as the two people love each other & it's legal. My boyfriend is older than me.

    There's loads of threads on this already. I swear one crops up every week or so.
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    im 22 and my partner is 34.
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    18 and 22 is fine compared to say a 14 year old and an 18 year old. Only issues with say an 18 year old going out with someone like over 30 is that both people are at a different stage in life and maturity, but obviously some people don't find that a problem.
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    There's clearly a difference between a 12 and 16 year old couple and an 18 and 22 year old couple though.
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    Ah but what if it's 15 and 19 hmmm?[/devil's advocate]
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    If the youngest person in the relationship is over 18, then the age shouldn't matter because you're both adults. (If under 18 I think it should be 2 years difference max.)
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    it's fine as long as your happy, as long as you love each other
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    (Original post by herbal bug)
    it's fine as long as your happy, as long as you love each other
    exactly
 
 
 
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