Time and again, celebrities with a significant age difference have tied knots with one another. Some of these relationships have worked out, while some haven’t.
As of now, there are many inconsistencies in the connection between age difference and success of a relationship. Consequently, many people have pondered upon the same and have tried to find plausible explanations.
In order to understand this connection, people have even sought refuge in the arms of scientific knowledge. In fact, psychology, as well as, bioscience has had much to say about the effects of age gap on romantic relationships.
So, in this article, let us try to get a better understanding of how the age gap might affect our relationships.
On the outset, let me give you an instance of a relationship with a lot of age difference. Very recently, we saw the holy matrimony of film actor Priyanka Chopra and pop-star Nick Jonas. Despite their vast age gap, the couple looks pretty stunning together. As usual, people have many ideas about whether their marriage would sustain or not. Primarily, we have to let them decide. However, since this is the purpose of this article, let’s see what amount of difference in age is perfect for a healthy relationship.
Around 1-2 years of difference
In most cases, couples with very little or no age gap have been found to be quite strong and steady. Now, there are a few obvious reasons behind this. First, since the majority of couples don’t have much of a difference in age, the number of long-living couples is also more. Second, mental compatibility is better between two people of the same age. Mostly, they have had similar exposures to life and thus have similar stocks of experience. Thus, they are more likely to understand each other better.
Around 7-10 years of difference
Generally speaking, couples within this particular range of age difference have had a bad track record. There are, again, many reasons why these don’t work.
For one thing, provided the speed at which the world is progressing, a lot can change in 7 to 10 years’ time. As a result, the two people are more likely to have a completely different way of looking at life. In a way, two people with such a vast age gap can be seen as people from two altogether different worlds. Owing to such essential differences, these relationships seldom gain the compatibility that is necessary for a stable relationship.
A difference of 10+ years
Although more support goes for same age couples or those with very little difference, there are many instances of strong relationships in this category. Over time, we have seen happy couples with age differences of 11 or even 17 years or so. In such a relationship, the elder partner can nurture the younger one. Simultaneously, the younger partner has a lot to learn from the other party involved. This creates a strong mutual bonding.
Learning from the past
Learn from the age dynamics of your past relationships and don’t repeat your mistakes.