In the beginning I only thought about teaching Mia ways to calm down and convince herself about her own abilities,” Bennett said. During those eight weeks, it wasn’t uncommon for her parents to see me around her, but as we began to grow closer, it was her mom that noticed first and confronted us.” “It wasn’t as bad as you think,” Thompson said about her parents’ reaction to dating a college student.
“But as we got to know each other more, we found we had a lot in common, such as spending hours reading a book in Barnes & Noble and bowling with friends at night. “I’m pretty sure it would’ve been a different story if my dad caught on first. “She did warn Ethan about what would happen if he broke my heart and what she would allow her husband to do to him if he did.
This trope is when a specific formula or calculation is proposed to determine either the "ideal" age gap, or the maximum allowable age gap before it becomes "creepy".
(One common criterion for compatibility between prospective marriage or romantic partners is the difference between their ages.
In its earliest appearances, this rule is often cited as having French origins, although this citation always seems to appear in English-language (British or American) sources, leaving its true origin mysterious.
Another, somewhat vaguer metric often cited is declaring an age gap creepy when a partner is "old enough to be your mother/father," carrying with it as it does implications of symbolic Parental Incest or Wife Husbandry.
Which means that my ideal mate was born sometime in February of 1982. The rule would theoretically create a paradox for people under 14, because the younger partner would have to be older than the older partner, but 14 is about the youngest you can be and make anything even remotely resembling adultish decisions respecting relationships anyway, so this rule works out rather well. This has the advantage of allowing for a larger age gap the older the partners get; the four-year age gap between a 22-year-old and an 18-year-old is significant (and just barely allowed by this rule), but the same age gap between an 86-year-old and a 90-year-old isn't worth comment.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.In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.