Sangati Jogwar

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  • Age gaps in marriage or relationships can make a big difference.
  • Marriages with age gaps of more than 10 or 20 years have fewer chances of becoming successful.

The age gap is one of the most discussed subjects when it comes to love and marriage. Traditionally, it is believed that there should be a gap of 3 to 4 years between a man and a woman and the man should be older than the woman.

However, there have been marriages with age gaps of more than 5 to 10 years of gap and still have been successful. Importantly, with the changing times it is now common for a woman to be older than a man. So, does this age gap really matters and does it influence in any way the success of a relationship?

Age Gap of 5-7 Years Plays Crucial Role in Preferences, Compatibility

Studies have shown that couples with an age gap of anywhere between 5 to 7 years have lesser misunderstandings, arguments, and clashes because either of the partners is more mature. And it thus, stops a marriage or affair from crumbling.

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Importantly, this age gap is considered ideal because it offers stability and happiness to the couple. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general, it is considered the best age gap to have between couples.

Age Gap of 10 Years or More

Usually, this age gap is a bit stretchy. A gap of a decade means that the older person belongs to an entirely different generation. Hence, his ideologies and perspective can differ from that of the younger partner. Even then there have been instances when such marriages or relationships have been extremely successful, mostly because the partners' ambitions and desires are aligned.

Importantly, if the love for each other is very strong and there is a proper understanding then a 10-year gap in marriage might not pose much of a problem.

How Does Age Gap Influence Relationship?

The age gap does affect a relationship. In case of the huge differences in age, chances are that the couple will have multiple differences of opinion.

If they belong to an entirely different generation, the couples may fight even over small issues like choice of dresses, eating habits, lifestyle tastes, and so on.

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