Do you think that age matters in a relationship?
I'm dating a guy who's three ages older. Since I'm still very young I get widely varied opinions about it. I don't think it's too important but what
it's simply a number. it can mean what you make it mean.
Just be confident with it yourself. If you think it's weird, there's the problem But if you think it's fine, cool beans. Don't listen to anyone else. You've already found someone who thinks it's fine - him!
And I know a fair few young girls dating 3 years older, and one 4 years older.
Not age as a number so much as stage of life; a relationship won't work well if you're in different life stages. Children in particular go through stages very quickly, while adults don't, so age differences become less important as you get older.
My daughter is 18 & I would be happy with her going out with someone 3-4 years older , At a younger age it makes more of a diference but I would reccomend that you just go out in groups at age 12, 13 etc.
When older it really doesnt matter , its just a number, I am 45 married to a fun, young 63 yr old !!
I don't think age matters, but it can get tricky when you are young ... in the end I think it comes down to how you connect and feel about each other.
As many have already said here, age is just a number...maturity, stage in life, etc. are the real deciding factors in whether two people will have a good chance at being successful in a relationship. While I agree that the younger you are, the more age is likely to matter...that's not entirely true either, though it does seem to be true more often than not. In my own experiences, some of the closest relationships I've seen have been with fairly wide gaps in age.
My stepdaughter met her husband when she was 18, and he 31...15 years and three kids later, they're still going strong. For myself, I'm 24 and couldn't be happier with my 50-year-old husband. Probably the biggest gap in the family was my great aunt, who married at the age of 16...to a 47-year-old man...and who is still deeply in love with him now, over 40 years after his death following a 30-year marriage.
Age should not matter in any relationship, maturity is a must. If you are still very young you should definitely consider the opinion of other mature people and ask them why they think so. As they know you personally they will be able to give you the exact reasons.
I think it CAN matter, but not necessarily to the people IN the relationship. I'm 41. My "boyfriend"-type person is 21. We have a lot in common and we get along well. Has the age thing come up? Oh, for sure. Has it been a problem? Yeah, it has. But not for US; for the people around us.
People want to give advice. People want to be experts on everything. They're not. Let them say whatever they want; it's really none of their business.
If everyone is legal and willing, then it is what it is.
We HAVE had problems, btw. But those problems would happen in ANY relationship with people of ANY age.
It's about the person inside. That's what matters.
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