Proper age gap for dating

17 May

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!

A question I receive often is, "How did you make the decision to date and marry a younger guy?

The following chart lists the unrestricted legal age of consent for each of the 50 united states and Washington DC.

This means that, at that age, an individual can have sex with whomever they wish as long as that person is consenting and they are the same age or older.

Maurice ascended the social ladder when he married Margaret Baldwin, the daughter of prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and their son, John, wed Queen Victoria’s great-great granddaughter.

I guess it was because I'd heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I'd sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you're wondering, I married that guy eight months later.

I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me.

** Note: In the absence of an affirmative or negative, we have presumed the answer to be no.

Also, some states only allow mistake of age above a certain age.