The Ideal Age Gap in Relationships Couples with a zero to three-year age difference showed greater satisfaction than those with a four- to six-year gap. Likewise, couples with a four- to six-year gap showed greater satisfaction than those with a seven-plus year gap.
Is 3 years a big age difference for dating?
Cross-culturally, women report wanting partners who are (on average) 3.5 years older than them. In online dating, women make the first contact with older men at a greater than rate they do younger men. Marriage records show that women are marrying men who are older than they are by about 3 years.
Is a 3 year age difference good?
Shots Fired: 3 Years Is The Best Age Gap Between Siblings. A 2011 study published in Journal of Human Resources surveyed over 12,000 parents and found that when age gaps were greater, older children benefited academically (and not to the detriment of younger children).