Research indicates that heterosexual couples tend to differ in age by about three years and men tend to be older (Buss, 1989; Conroy-Beam, 2019). The standard three-year age gap has some wiggle room before age becomes salient. The larger the age gap, the more partners, and the public, might take notice.
Does age really make a difference in a relationship?
Does Age Really Matter in Relationships? Generally, it doesnt. A couple can have a strong relationship as long as they love, respect and care for each other. Having a partner, who is a few years older than you, is considered normal but when the age gap is too wide then it may look unconventional.
Is a 15 year old dating a 12 year old wrong?
No, it is not illegal due to just your age difference. It only becomes illegal when there is sex involved, the person you are having sex with is under 16, and you would be either 1 )four years older but less than eight years older than the complainant