Not between parents and children, JAM.<br />
But seriously, my first serious relationship, when I was 19, was with a woman of 33. It worked OK.
The age gap is insignificant. A relationship is about people. If the people love each other, communicate well, and are happy then it is good :)
if your thinking about the age gap then yes i think its a problem, if the thought doesnt even cross your mind then not. theres 11 yrs between me and my fella and ive never even thought about age.<br />
in the words of alliyah, AGE AINT NOTHIN BUT A NUMBER
Depends on what age you are now. If you are a teenager and he's in his late twenties, it's not too good because emotionally and sexually you are at very different experience levels/needs etc. But I'm 15 years younger than my other half (he's 46, me 31) and its no issue for us.;)
Age gaps matter more when one is young.<br />
When I was eighteen, I began a relationship with a man twenty years my senior.<br />
It was a disaster because he expected me to behave with a maturity I didn't possess, while I came to see him as controlling.<br />
Three years after that relationship ended, I began a relationship with someone four years my junior. I was coming up twenty-five then, and he was approaching twenty-one. All was fine at first, but when we got serious and decided to get engaged, his mother turned totally against me. <br />
She still thought of him as her little boy and saw me as the evil older woman who'd led him astray.<br />
Unfortunately, he didn't have the maturity to be able to tell his mother to back off and every time she sonded off about me to him, he'd take it out on me......<br />
My mother was five years older than my father - but they met when she was thirty-three and he twenty-eight. Both, then, mature enough for the five years to make no difference.<br />
My husband is five years my senior, but at fifty-nine and fifty-four respectively, it's no gap at all.<br />
All depends, I think, on the character of both parties.
12 years (to me) isn't that big. I've been in two large age-gap relationships - one was 16 years difference (lasted 14 years) which ended a year ago amicably, and now I am in a new relationship for 6 months with an even larger age-gap; I've found an age gap need not be a barrier to an excellent, long lasting relationship at all. that said - it's not without some challenges. Good luck!
If it bothers you, then yes. My best relationships have been with older men, thing started going South when I tried closer to my own age.
Yes, What Senior in high school wants to date a 6 year old?
If you like each other then it doesn't matter
If you love them, it doesn't matter.