” While it’s fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn’t as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.“Telling our story never gets old,” Leah says, smiling.
Dating a guy 8 years older
She and Paul married anyway, and over time the difference in maturity dissipated.
A friend once told me that the acceptable age difference was half the older person’s age plus seven.
Now that we’re parents ourselves, he reminds me that we don’t have to entertain our kids all the time. Sometimes I feel like a four-year-old—”What’s that? ”—but I like having his knowledge at my fingertips. “If you had met me in my twenties, you probably wouldn’t have liked me,” Alex has told me. How much of an age difference would you be okay with?
“I was opinionated and had that youthful intensity: ‘This is right and that is wrong!
After spending a few days trying to adjust to the fact that the handsome co-leader of my small group was seven years my junior, I had just realized that he was actually eight years younger!