Age Gap Relationships
Age Gap Relationships
I've always said that 'age is just a number'. Some people agree with me; a lot of people don't. Depending on our up-bringing, cultural background and even our religion, age gap relationships are either frowned upon (this being most common) or accepted. Age gap relationships are frowned upon mainly because of their abnormality. Most people would look at a 50 year old and a 25 year old together and think "that's just not right".
Believe it or not, age gap relationships are becoming more and more 'popular' these days. One thing I can not stand is when people say that if someone is in a age gap relationship they must be looking for a father-figure or a mother-figure. I for one, am in an age gap relationship and I can tell you right now, I am not after a father-figure. I will admit, some people may be, but let's not generalise.
Another problem with age gap relationships is family acceptance. This is very rare. It may be tolerated, but family always find it hard to accept something out of the ordinary. I will not generalise on this because some people may have very open-minded parents, but when you really think about it, if you had a son or daughter dating someone the same age as his/her father/mother, do you really think he/she would be 'all for it'?
Age gap relationships can vary (of course) in age gap size. Some can be quite small; anywhere between 5 to 10 years, whereas there can be some fairly 'out-there' ones; anywhere between 25 to 45 years (and up)! But don't think that 30 year age gap relationships are rare. Large age gaps are quite common now-a-days. I'm sure there are a few people out there that believe everything gets better with age, and I must admit, I am guilty as charged.
This topic is extremely controversial and lengthy. I could go on forever (especially if I were to cover all the points). There are a lot of people who are strongly against age gap relationships and some that are not fussed by them. But, to you all I leave you with a quote of mine:
"There is no such thing as young or old, only younger and older. You will always have someone younger than you and you will always have someone older than you."