Friends say you're "infatuated" — why can't they see you're in love?
They may impugn the motives of the younger person ("Gold digger!
The rule is widely cited, but its origins are hard to pin down.
In its earlier incarnations, it seemed to be a prescription for an ideal age difference rather than the limit of what’s okay.
No one else can tell you or prescribe for you what is best than God through the Holy Spirit.
SHE SAID: I believe all relationships work best when we are in a similar life-stage, meaning our compatibility is at its closest. While many people in the Bible may have married as teenagers, there are instances such as Ruth and Boaz where there was a considerable age difference. We see a relationship form between Ruth and Boaz of friendship first.
It can also be inferred that Boaz and Ruth had a significant age difference in today’s world standards.Oftentimes the difficulty comes when there is no Ruth Nevertheless, in searching the Bible for documented marriages, we don’t find any that can sway us into a precise direction or give us an idea as to what God may be leading us to.In many ways it would make searching for a mate a little simpler if we knew exact parameters to follow.Bloggers and busybodies are divided over whether or not the age difference between actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and musician Chris Martin, 37, automatically renders their relationship inappropriate.“relationship expert” Tracey Cox condones it, saying their common ground should count for more than their 13-year age gap; other commenters, meanwhile, condemn Martin as “creepy” and Lawrence as “lame.”If you subscribe to the “rule of seven,” the question of where the boundaries of a socially acceptable relationship lie aren’t a matter of opinion—they’re clearly defined.Many couples have conquered this barrier, remaining happily married, or committed, for decades.