I'm 21. I've only ever been with someone who is a few months younger than me, and I can't imagine going for someone who is more than a year younger than I am. However that's probably really just cos of the age I am - I'm hardly gonna go for someone ten years younger, you know, I do draw the line at 12, not 11. Perhaps it'll change when I get older and I'd be more likely to accept someone who is a good few years younger than I am. Right now, that just seems kinda weird. I certainly couldn't imagine being with someone who is in school still.
Again, right now, I can't imagine being with someone who is SEVERAL years older than I am. I've had a few things with guys in their 20s, that's fine to me. The general age for me has been within a few months of me, because I've met them through college, mutual friends, etc, so we obviously have the same age more or less. I was seeing this guy in his 30s before and that was fine, we got on fairly well but again, you know, we were just in different places in life so we both drew the line under that fairly quickly. A casual flirtation and some drinks and dates, whatever, fine, but a serious relationship? Hmmm. I can't imagine being with someone who is, say, on their second or third serious long-term full time job and say, has kids...
I am going to put a rough estimate out there and say up until 27 would be 'normal' for me, anything after that might require a little extra work. Age isn't ultimately the determinant of a relationship I'll have though, I'm now an adult and we'd very much be on even footing - but it'd be unrealistic to say that I could date a 45 year old and expect the age thing not to be at least SOMEWHAT difficult, even in terms of (as much as I hate this word) "life experiences" and general mindset. Generally though I don't know where you'd meet someone with a massive age difference to you. Most guys I meet will be between the ages of 20 and 27.
I'm 19 Jess, that's more than a few months.
Erm, I'm not particularly great when it comes to Relationships, Oldest girl i've slept with was 24 when I was 18 and youngest was 17 (When I was 17) and then 17 when I was 18. (she was 2 weeks off 18.)