Once someone is out of school, age doesn't matter as much anymore. Although anything over twenty is a little odd, because that person could then be your child.
In discussing one storyline with my niece who is 18, I proposed a romance between an 18-year old female and 25-year old male. This book would be in the New Adult category. The niece said, "Ick" to that age gap.
My husband is two years older than me. We met in high school, so he graduated well before me. At that young age, a year or two makes a huge difference. Now that I'm older, five years feels like nothing. :)
Thanks for introducing me to this singer. I've never heard of him before.
It would be interesting to explore age differences in a story.
Have a great weekend.
Cool song. Age gaps only bother me when one party is very young ... like not even 20 yet. But then it depends on the gap. 25 & 18 seems fine to me. But as your other commenter said, it depends on the audience. I think as we get older, fewer things bother us. I had someone comment about age gap on my new story where it starts with the father stealing the son's girl. Shrug. I didn't even think of it as an issue. Those differences make things interesting I guess.
Never heard that song before, but I liked it.:D
Hmmm, I don't think an age difference matters much once you're in your 20's or above, but earlier than that seems odd. A few friends of mine have spouses 5 - 10 years older and it's never been a big deal.
I agree with Emily. Not a problem as adults, but I see huge differences in 14 yr old teens as compared to 17, 18, etc.
I don't find that age difference very big. As already said, the age difference is only icky if the girl is really young.
I think if both people are 30 or older, age is much less relevant.