And is it different between heterosexual and homosexual couples (we fall into the latter)?
Research on age difference in couples suggests that while the desired gap for men and women is around 13-14 years on average (10-15 years), as specified in their partner preferences on online dating sites, in reality long-term pairs only have 3-4 years disparity.
The research data may be surprising, but it makes sense.
“When men marry younger women, it’s tied to ego and self-worth.”Surely, we should be desensitized by now.
Just look at all the examples Hollywood has provided: Julianne Moore is nine years older than her husband, Bart Freundlich; Hugh Jackman is 12 years younger than Deborra-Lee Furness; Eva Mendes is six years Ryan Gosling‘s senior, same with Julianna Margulies and her husband, Keith Lieberthal.
These celebrities didn't let a "few" years get in the way of love, and maybe that's the key to a good relationship.