None of us here can know that, though. She'd have a lot of support from friends and roommates who are learning all this stuff at the same time. One of the great things about being a year-old woman is getting to date year-old men as a counter to this - i found the closer a guy was to my age, the more disrespectful and crappy he was. That is, she is happy, which is why she's told you about this to share her joy.
Everything you say about your sister and her partner makes me think the age difference is something they are going to handle well. Because if it's a relationship that works out in the long term, she might learn some valuable things from not going right from living with your parents to living with a boyfriend. She would not be homeless, because she could come live with me, but given that I live in another state she is not super fond of, bags I am sure she wouldn't prefer that.
Ultimately, they continue to be the best dating sites for singles for a reason and they have proven they are worth the investment! Dating with an age gap works great for some people, not so great for other people. Pretty sure no good can come from any of that.
The relationships are healthy. The rule overestimates the perceived acceptability of men becoming involved with older women. Honestly, I'd be more worried about the possible repercussions of dipping the pen in company ink than anything else given the facts you've presented.
Does he have a sexual background way different from hers? Finding that right someone is easy. It's impressive that these websites continue to remain at the top of the list and they do it through their massive base of users.
How do I forgive my family for being the main reason why I ended up divorcing my exhusband? But the rule does not map perfectly onto actual reports of what is socially acceptable. You live and learn and live and learn. Be chill like him and just try to talk to him like he is an another human being. The only problem I would see would be if he didn't have an education, had financial problems, antenna or some drama in his life.
Incidentally, it's probably a lot healthier for her to not be living with your parents if she's choosing to live her life this way. Why not meet the guy, see them together, and get a sense of what they're like as a couple? We were taught some good and many deeply twisted, woman hating, and patriarchal things about love, sex, and relationships. This can be a big deal or not. Are you sure you want to delete this answer?
Who's career will take precedence in regards to things like moving - it might end up being th person more established in their which would tend to be the older partner. He may very well treat her better than the immature guys her age will. The monthly subscription creates a barrier to entry and ensures that everyone you are interested in on their sites are also looking to date other people. Is this a cause for concern?
The mark of a good relationship is how well does he treat her? As long as he follows Dan Savage's campsite rule and all that. She is taking a balanced perspective on this, and she realizes that even though this guy seems perfect now, things could go very wrong and is she is open to more information and perspectives. This was a mutual decision, although they are both anxious to be public. Or she might get burned, like any other relationship.
Thats a perfect age together. Researchers Buunk and colleagues asked men and women to identify the ages they would consider when evaluating someone for relationships of different levels of involvement. But, I would not have dated him while living with my parents or while working with him. If she isn't or if he turns out to do something really wrong then just listen to her and keep doing what you're doing - listen to her and give the best advice you can.
If you want to do a more thorough search of people, you can set all kinds of filters according to interests and preferences that you look for in a potential date. As a mother wife and aunt how should I respond to this? So if she considers living with your parents restrictive and harmful, or even if she'd just like some experience at managing her own bills, groceries, etc. It is important to integrate, at least to some degree, your friends and your partner. The minimum rule half-your-age-plus-seven seems to work for men, although the maximum rule falls short, failing to reflect empirical age-related preferences.
Does your sister's boyfriend understand or identify at all with your sister's background? The concerns I would have are the job and the parents. You're you, and she's her.
We don't want to emulate that. Age preferences for mates as related to gender, own age, and involvement level. She is more mature than me than I was at that age though. And even then, you need to remember that there's only so much you can to for someone else when romance is concerned, even if they're someone you love and feel protective of. The age difference in itself is not a problem.
Is marriage sometime in the next few years a possibility, or no? In general, I wouldn't say that a year-old dating a year-old raises any immediate red flags. It lets you chart acceptable age discrepancies that adjust over the years.
Them being coworkers is also a concern. You need to take care of yourself, and let her do for herself, unless or until some sort of actual harm enters the situation. Curious outsiders are quick to judge when they can see a wide age gap between two romantic partners. Eventually they broke up, obviously, but she turned out ok. What is the acceptable minimum age for a dating partner?
She says he has been wonderful, caring, and gentlemanly to her. How well does she treat him? There's nothing abnormal about wanting to date someone who in your exact age cohort.