After getting creeped out by their partner’s constant jokes, one Redditor took to the “Relationship Advice” forum to ask if a five-year age gap was too big. In the post, the Redditor shared that his partner is five years younger and teases them about their age difference. “She’ll jokingly say things like, ‘You were in your first year of university when I was in grade 8,’ and it makes me feel like a creep. But then I see people with 10-plus year gaps [who] don’t feel so bad [about it],” they wrote.
Redditors were quick to respond, both giving answers and questioning their ages as it wasn’t mentioned in the original questions.
- “I’d feel a lot more comfortable answering the question if OP [original poster] had actually included their ages,” one person wrote.
- “I think the rule should be: Are you in the same general stage of your lives? Like a 25-year-old shouldn’t be dating a freaking 18-year-old,” another answered.
- “Half your age plus 7 years was always a standard [from] way back when. Not sure if it’s still relevant,” a Redditor responded.
- “It depends on how old you are. If she’s 18 and you’re 23, it’s a little creepy. But if you’re 30 and she’s 25, it’s not such a big deal. Five years is absolutely nothing once both of you are over 30,” another agreed.