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.
“To be honest, if (Mia) never told me her age, I would have thought that she was close to the same age as me,” Bennett said.
But it’s not a sign that the relationship can’t work.
They might be at a disadvantage because of their status. Being a naive teen, as Murphy put it, she fell for him. As the three years they were together went by, Jessica began to see how much her behavior had changed just to keep Devin.
But are there greater risks to consider with a large age gap between partners?
Ethan Bennett, 26, and Mia Thompson, 18, haven’t been affected by an eight-year difference — two years more than the formula’s appropriate “cut off age.” The pair met on the University of Minnesota campus, which offered a free prep session led by college students.
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.