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What age range do you prefer when it comes to relationships/dating? 

323 deviants said SAME AGE, though one or two years younger or older doesn't hurt
202 deviants said Anyone my age and older by a few years (3-4 years)
112 deviants said AGE IS JUST A NUMBERRRRRR
57 deviants said Anyone older than I am (2+)
54 deviants said NONE RELATIONSHIPS ARE DUMB : (
14 deviants said Anyone my age or younger by a few years (3-4 years)
3 deviants said Anyone younger than I am (2+)

Devious Comments

JawdyBawdy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow... i didn't expect that many people to be against dating someone younger than them xD
Pandamarium Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weelll, my boyfriend is actually a few months younger than I am, so we're really pretty much the same age I guess. Like a lot of people have said, I see it as sort of a maturity thing. I, for one, do get along a lot better with people 2+ years older than I am, and even most of my friends online are over 20. However, I do feel there is a limit, especially at my age (15) where you get people dating someone who's 21. I feel that if you aren't 18 yet, 2-3 years is probably the limit you should go.

Then again, my parents are 14 years apart, haha. But they did meet when they were both legal, so it doesn't bother me.
pure-randomness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I seriously do not like age gaps, it creeps the crap out of me, I mean if you're over 20 and you date someone 5 years older that's okay, it's legal. But when people do the whole 15 dating a 21 year old, its weird and frickn illegal. Myself personally, I wouldn't date anyone more than 8-9 months younger than me, I wouldn't mind dating older, no more than 2 years older though. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER, gets on my nerves. A lot.
Milasery Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer people WAY older than me :P
Rey-nuh Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
My boyfriend is almost 4 years older than me but we're on this edge, so i guess 3.
I like to think that age doesn't matter but realistically looking it does at other parts in life. Now, if you're 15 like me, anyone older by 4 years is too mature for me and it frankly just sounds wrong even though it might not hurt the relationship as much. I honestly don't like dating people who are younger than me more than one year.
But as more you grow up, even those 4 years that seem huge now,it starts to fade. I mean, if you're 20 and he's 24, you wouldn't even ask yourself.
In my opinion, anything over 4 years,until you hit your 18th, is just a bit too much.
About them being younger is just your and your choice only. :)
AislingPeryton Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Up to 2 years younger, and 4 years older. I'm 15 and anyone older than 4 years would be way to mature for me at this age, and anyone younger than 12-13 can't even feel real love in my opinion o-o;.
misaethewolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Acid-Drugs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
age doesnt matter unless its out of preportions. like my girlfriend is one year older than me which is ok. but if youre like 15 and dating a 30 its kinda wierd. Im not saying that i dont approve of it, im just saying that theyre a LITTE bit too old for you.
batrnan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Factoryrain Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I prefer same age to 1 or 2 years older than me... But I wouldn't not date someone for being a little younger than me. 3 years might not hurt, either.
A-S-H-3-S Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well, my boyfriend and I are 10 years apart. Yes, the age difference is... wow, but we are both committed to each other and we make it work. Its more of a maturity thing if you ask me, My friends have always been way older then me and I simply liked hanging out with older people because I have always been more mature then those in my age group. Love is love, no matter what. If we could control it, then I'm sure a lot of people would.
Saiitabeau Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would date anyone 3-4 years older than me.. i have before.. LOL..
MAJESTIC-MELON Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, :icontitanium-dj-wolf: is only 3 years older than me, an I love him like wow♥.. x3

So.. age doesn't really matter. For me. ♥
RobinRings Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who the fuck cares~
As long as the relationship is legal, and meaningful.
catsmacks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
aHHHH I feel like I'm the only one who is the older one in the relationship commenting here, the age difference is only less than a year though.
I still feel like the baby I still feel I'm younger than her ahh hELP
I don't really know what my opinion on this is, but I don't really care all that much. ;uu;
I have a friend who is 17 and is dating a twenty year old, they both seem happy though and it's only like 3 years. vuv
I guess it really depends!! ;o;
AllieMarzi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My boyfriend is two years older than me. But I have had a crush on a boy a two years older than me. c: Either way works, really.
Saberstarz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I have family and friends that are eight or nine years apart. But both parties were at least over 18 :)
FireToIce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as it is all legal there's no big issue really as long as both persons involved are happy and commited.
Personally I wouldn't be involved romantically with anyone old enough to be my parent but that's just my preference and I don't have a problem with large age gap relationships within legalities.
Hawkpelt2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
for me, age shouldn't really matter. but i'm with someone that's only a few months older than me, soooo i probably don't have much of a say in this XD
MixerMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm actually dating someone who is 4 years older than me. She's 20 and I'm 16. I turn 17 in March and she turns 21 in November. It makes me feel more comfortable dating people older than I am simply because I'm a lot more mature than many people my age that I know. I never really hang around people my age either except for in school when I'm in classes. Just easier to be around older people. But I will agree with most people that there is definetly a limit haha
SamFluffyPanties Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I clapped reading this. I agree 100% because i'm the same way with the maturity and dating older people thing. Goodluck to you both<3 c:
MixerMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you agree! (:
It puts a whole new perspective on life lol
|Thank you :D
SamFluffyPanties Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It really does lol. You're welcome! c:
Morrokei Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooone! /fearslove
But I guess if it ever happened a year or two older ;u;.

I think relationships are just starting to turn into a "style" if you will, like you get cool kid points for dating U:. Like when you see 13 yr olds screaming "WE'LL BE TOGETHER FUREVURRRR!!!" and their parter is like 17. I'm just like what, no, you are still a child!
I don't think anyone should be dating 'till 16/17 or up. Some people go to fast then you end up with a pregnant 14 yr old. Or a 13 yr old father e__o; But then again a 16 yr old dating someone who's 20+ is weird??
Ah i'll shut up now xD
Azorium Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well as a teen ager, I think big gaps of age can be weird. But maybe as an adult (no I 'm not talking about those 80 year old guys with daughters older then their girl friend) it can be a bigger gap. o3o
DatCrayonKid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate relationships ffffff
BUT I THINK IT'S OKAY if it's like 2-3 years difference when it comes to teen dating, but for more serious things when you're like 25 and older, a ten year difference won't really matter, As long as it's not like you're 30 and with a 60 year old ew das nasty.
XShadowstar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Age really doesn't matter to me because if I like someone, I like them no matter what.
I'd like older then me or the same age, but younger is fine.
RBC-Comics Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I usually stick around 1 - 3 year older than me though.
No one likes prepubescent 14 year old guys
labramazing Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I dunno bro I don't think I would date someone younger than me because like I'm 14 so younger than me could be like 12 and that would be kind of weird ovo I would date someone older than me by a year or two but not a lot I mean like I dunno. I think if he was more than 1 or 2 years older my parents would beat the snot out of me.
Tobicakes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gilfriend is 13 so any age gap that is 2 years older or younger, but anymore thats just no creepy shit

I mean, if its 3-4 years older, and I'm 15, I could date a 18-19 years old, and thats not the most legal?

Or the opposite, and why the hell would you want to date a11-12 years old, no...

I'm guessing once you get into your 20's it only gets more forgiving if you go with older age gaps, and once youre much older, then doesn't really matter unless its illegal, ofcourse.
astronomse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
My boyfriend is five years older than me, so..

I am sort of conflicted on the whole AGE IS JUST A NUMBER statement. Because, in a sense it is, yes, but it also depends on why you're stating it and in what defence you're using it for, if that makes sense? Because it seems a lot of people say it to give justification as to why they're seeking out a relationship with someone who is younger, because it probably has bad implications (like, it's ILLEGAL).

I guess as other people have said, the older you are, the less age has an impact. I wouldn't have pursued a relationship with my boyfriend if I was in my early teens, because I feel me being thirteen, and him being eighteen is not only illegal but it also just rubs me the wrong way. I have a lot of respect for the law, the age of consent, and statutory rape is also a serious offence. I also just don't think YOUNG TEENAGERS SHOULD BE PURSUING THEM ANYWAY???? But that's my personal opinion. I wasn't in a relationship until I was eighteen, going on nineteen, and I had no desire to be in one before then.
GardevoirLoverHope Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pfft I know nothing about love :iconclimaxplz:
Hoshi-Ryu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I feel the older you are, age has less impact? Like a 16 and 21 year old I feel weird about, but someone who is 25 and 30 I wouldn't think twice of. Maturity has a big impact on it, rather then just age. I mean, if they are around your generation (+/- 10 years max?) and you are both over 21 then it really doesn't bug me. It's weird age gaps with those 21 and younger that kind of worry me simply because I know I was a different person at age 16, 18, and now at 21!
Merginae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Tbh I think it's more about maturity for me than it is about age.
I tend to act younger than I actually am, so I usually to relate better to people 1-3 years younger than me. I often feel under pressure by people that are older than my actual age.

I think there is a limit, and that too much of a gap between ages can get really creepy, but I think the maturity level of both people should be taken into account too.
dreamybean Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I was 15 I dated a 19 year old and it was weird XD But I think when I'm like a bit older, like in my twenties, I won't mind dating older guys. Like if I'm 20 and the guy is 24? No biggie! It's mostly about maturity level to me and what phase of growing up you're at.
Skunk-Spunk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Age doesn't matter to me.
Although a lot seem to get all "EWW PEDOPHILE" if you date someone younger/older person dating you. So I don't really get into relationships like that.
Or at all.
m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist 5ever alone bUTTTTTTT

2-4 years oLDER OR SO UH.....
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to like people around my age or younger by 3 years at most. I've never been attracted to people a few years older. x)
Shadoritos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
UH WELL. Considering anyone 2+ years younger than me is Jailbait. OLDER PLEASE.
Raven-the-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its different when you're still in high school or middle school. Due to the different grades and the amount of power they hold, it may seem weird for someone to date someone who isn't in their grade. (Younger or older)
PastelScales Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
For me, 5 years older is the limit. ^^; Older than that is just....weird. o-o
Mistilia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
I feel in some instances love has no age,
but if its more than like lets say, 5, or 6
i would be a little more awkward, for me anyways.
May be different for other people.

I all depends on the people i guess and if they are okay with it.
starboat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i prefer older and usually look for like 2-4 years older but man if something happens it happens

though if they were more than like eight years older or two years younger id be hesitant

idk why younger bothers me so much pffhhfpfh
B0WT1ES Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Same age, I don't mind if it's only a few months to a year apart but ANY OTHER TIME IT FEELS AWKWARD. ;; Personally, I don't understand the whole "age is just a number" thing. Especially when a 14 year old is dating a 21 year old. :I
Super-Bolt101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I'd say around my age, up to four years difference either way at the most, but I totally don't mind far apart ages along as it isn't some teenager getting with a hooker...
Piplup1662backup Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I actually don't think age effects but it's maturity that matters. I know some super mature people a few years younger then me and some really immature people years older then me. As of write now I think I have a mini crush on someone three years older then me, and apparently she's into younger girls so that's completely fine.
Floppsies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I feel extremely uncomfortable with people who claim age is just a number.
I hate thinking about like how old that person was when the other was born, like ugh.
Lots of people are born around the same time as you, go find one of them.
Myself have never dated anyone over two years older than me or a year younger.
But dating people in the five year range back or forth seems okay to me??
I feel like that's a fair age range.

I know a friend of mine who is like 16 and dates a 22 year old.
Irks the hell out of me.
And she gets so irritable with me when I voice my opinion about it.
Yet she insists upon talking about it all the time.
KingNeroche Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Earthtail Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Someone said 'I love her', I said 'Dude, she's 13, you're 18'. He replied, 'Love is just a number <3' You know what I said?

'Oh yeah, and jail is just a room o-o'
ItsProbablyMars Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That made my day.
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