I mean, he was nine, nearly 10 years older than me.

Maybe it would work for someone, but it will end up in heartbreak.

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Bennett, a senior in college, and Thompson, a junior in high school, didn’t think about dating each other when they first met.

“I remember that we were paired up as study buddies for the eight-week session.

The two-year age gap pattern also shows up in adulthood, with the average age of marriage for women at 25 or 26, and for men at 27 or 28, said Ann Meier, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Societal expectations tend to dictate that the older male-younger female dynamic will create one-sided pressure, and perhaps, submissiveness.

“In terms of it being problematic, there are two sides to the coin,” said Meier, who studies the effects of adolescent sex on mental health.

But when the topic is broached, it’s important to make sure both voices are heard and that they understand each other well.

It’s not just one person deciding and the other goes along with it,” Meier said.

But it’s not a sign that the relationship can’t work.

“it’s awkward enough already to have a conversation about sex …

Even our majors, or in her case future major, were alike. She didn’t jump to conclusions like I (thought) she would’ve. as she asked questions.” The couple has been together for two years and never thinks about their age difference.