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Katy Perry on Russell Brand's Age Difference

How Old Is Your Partner?

Newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand may be romping around India on their honeymoon, but prewedding interviews are still coming out. In December's Harper's Bazaar, Katy says their nine-year age difference is inconsequential.

"We're at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together."

Maybe you can learn from an older person or be inspired by someone younger (to a point!), but can two people born nearly a decade a part (or more) grow from each other? Probably, but it sounds difficult!

If you're with someone, tell us if he's older, younger, or about the same age. If not? Then tell us your ideal.

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snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i'm dating a younger guy (by about three years). no problems yet. some of his friends are a bit immature, but he's pretty put together, so the age difference doesn't matter to us! i've always been told i'd make a good cougar someday. maybe this is my training :ROTFL:
amber512 amber512 6 years
He's 30, I'm 27. I don't think of us as "about the same" though. He is definitely from a different generation! Probably because he is the oldest in his family, so he spent holidays talking to the adults and I am the youngest in mine, so I spent most of the time playing games with my younger brother while my older cousins (all about a decade older than me) hung out with the adults.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I'm single now but prefer men 5-10 years older than me, though I'm not opposed to going older/younger if the right guy comes around. As for finding someone in the same stage as me, I'm 25, I have a kid, I'm in my first year of college and have no interest in settling down for at least the next 4-5 years... for me it's not about finding someone in the same stage, so much as finding someone who understands where I'm at and what I want.
NeelaChloe NeelaChloe 6 years
He's exactly 7 days older than me. We celebrate our birthdays together.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
I'm 3 months older than him. We're both 22 now.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
My boyfriend and I are the same-ish age; he's three years older than me. I've never wanted to date someone older because growing up together has been so fun and interesting.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i think its more about what life stage you are in than age. the relationships where one is still in high school and the other is in college rarely work out just because things are so different! i'm 25 now and i would have a hard time dating someone still in college or someone who is ready to get married and have babies w/i the next 2 years. i'm just not at that point in my life!
dexaholic dexaholic 6 years
He's 6 years younger than me.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
My boyfriend is five years older than I am. I can't imagine dating anyone younger or exactly my age - all the ones I've tried have been really immature still.
missyd missyd 6 years
LOL hypnoticmix, that really isnt such a bad thing, is it ;)? My husband is 12 years older than me. We met when I was 20 and he was 33. Now I am 28 and he is 40.....and we are still very much 'on' ;) His maturity is a real turn on for me and we just work well. Age is really just not an issue. I dont think about it, and neither does he.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
My husband's five months older than me. He's 34 and I'm 33 until early December.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
Mine is fourteen years my junior. The emotional maturity issue was definitely a struggle at first for me which is why it didn't work the first time around but even after two years apart the fire between us was still scorching hot. A lot of growth happened in those two years, with both of us. Now things are so far so good we're happy. I don't know what it is I can't get men my age to look at me twice but 20-25yr olds come after me like bees to honey. Go figure.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
We're the same age.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 6 years
Liek some have already said, it's less age as a number and more age as a maturity level and where they are in their life. My boyfriend is turning 30 in december, and I turned 21 in may. but I've never been happier and more willing to work on a relationship. we both want the same things. We're both comfortable with babies in a few years, and getting married after one of us finishes college finally.
gingirl gingirl 6 years
I think it really depends on where you are in your life. If you are years apart, but both want the same things (you're both in grad school, or your both focusing on your careers, or your both striving for a family) it's not a problem at all. But if you're wanting different things, there is probably an expiration date. I had a friend who dated a guy all throughout college (he went into college very late, she was 18 and he was 22 when they met) and it was fine. But as graduation grew closer, she started to realize that he wanted things she didn't at that time - ie, settling down and having kids. They were just in different places
xxstardust xxstardust 6 years
We are a month and 6 days apart .. I'm older ;]
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
My bf is only 5 months older than me (right now he's 26 and I'm 25). We've been together for almost 8 years, and it's been great having a companion during the most important stage in our lives (i.e. becoming adults). With respect to a big age difference, I don't think it's a deal breaker at all. My mom is 11 years older than my stepdad, and they've been happily together for almost 20 years.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
My husband is 33 to my 25, almost 26, and we've been together 6 years, and its worked out well. We were in basically the same stage of life despite my age.
AgainAnew AgainAnew 6 years
The last couple of guys I have dated have been younger than me... by around three years. I'm not going to say they were mistakes but the older female/younger male thing is very hard to pull off. Guys mature much slower than girls (I'm sure there are exceptions) and it shows after awhile in this type of relationship, even if they seem mature for their age at first.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
I'm a freshman (18) and my boyfriend is a senior in college (21). I don't see the big deal. I do have a few friends who are 23 and 24 in grad school, and I keep forgetting their ages, because it feels as if we're all on the same playing field (as students); but as for dating, over 25 would probably start being odd.
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