But what I soon realized was that sometimes the best way to date is to go off script.So that’s what this column, Undressed, is about: gender, social norms, dating rules — and what happens when we break them.So, I’m sorry, Seth, but these numbers just don’t properly represent you.I ran into a similar problem when I wrote about the average height difference in couples. users who say they are in relationships, Facebook found that the average age difference in gay couples tends to get bigger the older people get.
Thanks, Seth, 32, Dallas Dear Seth, The average age difference (for a heterosexual couple) is 2.3 years, with the man older than the woman.
A study released in 2003 by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics concluded that the proportion of women in England and Wales marrying younger men rose from 15% to 26% between 19.
Another study also showed a higher divorce rate as the age difference rose for when either the woman was older or the man was older.
Age difference between partners has long been a question of interest.
Remember your high school days when dating someone a year senior was extremely cool.