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redwolf988

I'm writing a story where the main character is 16 later 17. I had intended for her to end up with a character only a few months older than her. As I was outlining scenes between the characters the more I realized I didn't necessarily like the main character with that boy instead I liked her with someone else. I think they are absolutely adorable and would make a great couple. The only issue with putting them together is he is eight years older than her, like, 

 

When they meet- 13 and 21

 

When they would get feelings for eachother- 17 and 25

 

Flash forward with family- 25 and 32 

 

This story is set in a mythical world with more medieval like morals. Is that still to large for a age gap. Maybe if I aged her up a year so they are seven years apart and she'd be 18 when they start dating? IDK most of you here on SAMB are the age group this story would be aimed towards so I'd really like your opinions. Please answer the poll on what you think or make suggestions below. 

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It's not that bad. My mom and dad have a pretty decent age Gap. 

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I mean, that's sort of fine...

 

But maybe in my opion, I'd prefer to lower the older persons age a tinyyyyy bit.

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My dad's sixty-six (don't ask), turning sixty-six, and my mom is 59(? I think). 

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I would make the gap around 3 or 4 years. 8 is WAYYYYYYYYYY too much.

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No, it's not. Over 10 years is. 

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Plus this is a medieval like story and back then it was common for thirteen year olds to marry thirty year olds. I mean there is a real story of a princess who demanded to marry her father royal adviser. She was six he was thirty two and they got married. 

 

I feel it'd be alright because my grandparents were seven years apart so it's realistic that things like that could happen. But my sisters freak out about it. 

 

I can't really adjust  the main character age too much without totally skewing her personality and the guy had originally been thirty three but I lowered his age to twenty one when I started debating this. I can't go any lower with him because then his story wouldn't make any sense. IDK... I'm either going to have them get together or not get together, I can't play with their ages much more.

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silvermist539

Thirty three to twenty one is already a large enough lower, but maybe age the girl up either by one or two years, and it'll be good? Not sure. 

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redwolf988

I'm thinking I'll go with it but I'm still not sure... IDK I'd like more opinions. 

 

My mom thinks since this is part of a series that I can hint towards a relationship becoming possible near the end and see how the readers react. If they fight back then don't go too far with it. If they take the bait then run with it and make them a couple. But I'm not sure if that'd work or not since the book will end very differently depending on her relationship to him in the end... IDK. 

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frostdawn272

Honestly, I think it's fine. The age gap may be large, but if they love each other and it's in the olden days where people married not really caring about age gaps I think it's OK.

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Besides, it's no where near as large as the Alden-Della age gap (But they're elves so...)

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Nah, it's perfectly fine. It's set in a time where those age gaps were normal, and many were far larger. Getting married too close together could seem stranger depending on the specific time period. I believe you should just stick with what you've got. If your readers get angry, remind them what time period it's set in and educate them. I think you should go ahead. My grandparents are ten years apart, others in my family twelve and eight. When you look at it, this really isn't much.

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I would say bring down the boys age by three years.  Thats the gap between my parents (with genders reversed).

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Using the knowledge that I already know on that subject, eight years isn't a big age gap, it was actually a smaller age gap than normal during that time period. In my opinion though, I think it's fine and besides, it's your story so you should decide what happens in it. 

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