Does age difference matter in dating

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~ Mark Twain My kids make faces and say, "That's so gross!" when I tell them that I was in college when my husband, their step-dad, was in middle school. The reality is that I am only five years (almost to the day) older than he is. They have really connected and enjoy spending time with each other. She asked me what I thought about their age difference.We then explain to the kids that age gaps seem bigger when you are younger, but that as you get older, that gap gets smaller and becomes relatively inconsequential. But, do age gaps become bigger again as we get older? I have a friend who is dating a guy 16 years her senior. My first response was that age shouldn't matter at all.In my ideal mind, love should conquer all and who is to say that there has to be some standard age protocol for falling in love.One, yes, statistically, he will likely die first, but that's a stupid reason not to fall in love with someone older than you. That could be a deal breaker with dating someone older who already has children and doesn't want to have anymore, but it's not for him. I shared with her that I have seen numerous marriages, really successful and happy marriages, where one spouse is 15-20 years older than the other.There are absolutely no guarantees about when our time is up! I have never heard any of these husbands or wives say anything about wishing they had done things differently and married someone closer to their own age.However, in 10 years I’d bet he’s not at the same stage he is now.

We continued to date until, eventually, our lifestyles proved drastically different.

But I say 1-6 years difference dose not matter because you basicly are living in the same generation so you have the same thoughts and feelings. It the matter of the mind, If its not a bother then why a care?

You only live once and finding a partner to love you just the way you are,is hard in society.

In fact, I have several friends in their 40s who are married to men in their 60s and life is grand!

(I can't think of any men I know who are in their 40s and married to women in their 60s, but I'm sure life is grand for them too! It seems like there is that period of time where the perception of an age gap gets smaller. The different between age 30 and age 45 isn't as big!

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