While there are non-Christians who date with the intention of having a series of intimate physical relationships, for the Christian this is not acceptable and should never be the reason for dating.Many Christians see dating as little more than friendship and maintain the friendship aspect of their dating until both people are ready to commit to each other as potential marriage partners.In the same study, women reported being the older spouse only 11 percent of the time.How do you know if an age-gap relationship will work?They are two people trying to make something together — never just two people who don't know how to be alone.
And I’m sure you’ve noticed that the way we view relationships is also very different.
With so many age-gap marriages, dating someone who is considerably older or younger is clearly not uncommon.
These relationship, however, might come with some challenges: How do you decide if your age difference will be a problem?
Women show the opposite trend, with only 2 percent marrying men 6-9 years younger and only 1 percent having a spouse 10 or more years younger. If it seems like men who remarry often go for younger women, well, it’s not far from reality (Pew Research Center, 2014).
When remarrying, only 57 percent of men marry women about their same age; 20 percent choose women who are 10 or more years younger, and 18 percent choose partners six-to-nine years younger.