So, I’m sorry, Seth, but these numbers just don’t properly represent you.I ran into a similar problem when I wrote about the average height difference in couples. users who say they are in relationships, Facebook found that the average age difference in gay couples tends to get bigger the older people get.One of my most memorable experiences was dating a guy 20 years older when I was 21. Still, real-life couples rarely have a generation-long discrepancy between them.He was amazing and so much more sophisticated than boys in my university group. Most often in married couples a man is older than a woman.
The research data may be surprising, but it makes sense.
Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.
Culturally, the older woman/younger man dynamic is perceived as an oddity, or a fluke.
And is it different between heterosexual and homosexual couples (we fall into the latter)?
Thanks, Seth, 32, Dallas Dear Seth, The average age difference (for a heterosexual couple) is 2.3 years, with the man older than the woman.
Age difference between partners has long been a question of interest.