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.
My best relationships were with men older than me by 12 and 13 years. So my answer is definitely not, it doesnt matter. In fact, as I see it, it is an advantage, because an older b/f or partner has more experience of life, and is more able to cope and be calm, and just generally brilliant!
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.