Is 10 years too much of an age gap when it comes to dating someone?
Depends in my view on the younger persons age, if the younger person in below 18 and not really fully deveoped as a adult then yes, but if the younger person has a more mature outlook the go for it
I can only answer from experience. Was married for 12 yrs to a man that was ten years older. Generation gap was huge. He was a Vietnam Vet, I was a 70's hippie. It just didn't work out, there were too many differences due to this gap. Plus the fact he was damaged from his experience in Vietnam. Probablly cannot speak for everyone else but I know another couple who split up for the same reason. Who knows? If you guys have a lot in common, go for it..
In case of dating age is not a problem . Only in case of marriage it comes into importance
age really doesnt make a difference once you have connected with that individual. The connection is what matters. Most people date become serious, get married and their is no connection and NO LOVE. SO go figure.
I am 49 and my hubby is just turned 40, and this is marraige #4 for me, but his first. Personally, he is the best thing to ever have happened to me! Luckily, we share the same interests on alot of music and art, although, when I was going to the concerts, such as Led Zeppelin, he was too young to stay up past 10pm, lol!!! But I have bridged the gap between him and his parents and made their relationship much better and closer also, according to both him and my in-laws. I can see both sides, being a parent and grandparent myself.
My mother is 45 and her husband is 70. I'm 22 so obviously i think it's gross. I look at it like this when he was 25 she was just now being born even though they are both of legal age and grown and can make their own decisions i don't agree with it but i love my mom to death and whatever makes her happy i'm going to support that.
You have already gotten the answers I would say. I agree with them. It really comes down to how you two feel about it. Happiness in life is crucial. Search your heart and take your time and then you will 'feel' your answer. Just don't sell yourself short and 'settle' for second best. You deserve to be truly happy in your life. Best of luck.
depends on the outcome you are hoping for when you are dating. it can be an enlightening and enriching experience to date people outside your own comfort zone. if you are hoping for a long term relationship then i can't answer for everyone but i've been with my sweetie for over 25 years and there's a 12 yr age difference between us. i think it has to do with the fundamental connections and how much each is willing to devote to the relationship, not the age factor.
Age should not be a factor at all. I would say 20 is pushing it but 10 is still fair. My parents have a 11 year gap and they are still married after 34 years
only if one of the daters is still a child and the other an adult
Not a problem if the people are compatable. My grandparents had a 10 year age gap and remained happily married for many many years. He passed awat 2 years ago age 98, & she followed 6 months later. She said she did not know what to do with her life without her love next to her. A TRUE romance story.
No... certainly not, when it comes to knowing a person, age does not matter, only the chemistry you have with the other person. It is all about the thoughts that match..and older people can become young and young ones be mature.
as long as yawl are grown meaning 25 + 35 o.k. but 25 + 15 hell naww!
age is just a number both from a psychological and physiological perspective. i think it's more important for the couple to have similar interests, outlook on life and plans for the future.
however, if one party is under the age of consent then this is obviously a problem and a criminal ofence.
It can be if the couple involved are not prepared to work on their relationship. Look at this way, the couple are essentially a decade apart. If you for a few minutes consider the last decade and compare it to the current decade we are in, you have to acknowledge that much has changed. If a conscious effort is not made by the couple, subconsciously their interactions, decisions, world view etc will be from two different decades.
However love is blind and can cover a multitude of sins. At the end of the day it is down to the couple.
I don't think so, generally. My wife and I are six years apart. My sister and her husband are 5 years apart. But we're also in our 30s. 10 years gap between someone who is 20 and 10 would be a bad idea. A 30 year old with a 20 year old I think is just fine.
One of the greatest loves of my life is 11 years younger than I am and he speaks to my soul.
Must be two consenting adults. And of course, it depends on the people and how compatible they are. I wouldn't have dated just anyone that much younger than me, in fact I resisted him at first, but he was different... and I don't regret it for even a second.
Though he is young, he knows more about love than men even 10 years OLDER than me.
NO WAY!! Age is just another number...and ladies..never forget...a 40 year old man is equivalent to about a 20 year old woman, maturity wise
Nope, my current roomate/girlfriend is much older than me, and to be honest I really dont care what people think.
I think it is a nice age gap...at least for me! I have always dated older men and since 21 I usually only date men 10-15 years older than myself. If one of the people in the relationship is a minor that this nice gap does not apply. Teens need to date teens. Adults need to date adults.
no if you are in love with the girl or guy you should be fine
I think it depends on the interests and maturity levels of each person involved. It also sometimes depends on what ages you're talking about. If you're 20 and he's 30, that might make a difference. At 20, you're likely still in college, clubbing, going to parties, figuring out your life goals. At 30, he may be trying to settle into a career, thinking about purchasing a first home, and maybe even interested in starting a family.
But 10 years doesn't seem as big of a difference as 15-20 years when it comes to maturity and energy levels, so I'd say, if you're really interested in each other, go for it. There's no harm in trying if both parties are game.
I am 45 , my husband is 63 & we are having an amazing time as we have a lot in common which is VERY important . We both love snorkelling , camping, travel, same music and a lot more !
And patience is needed.
I don't think so. I am one of the writers for Moon Willow Lake, and I have always been with guys who are older than I am. The reason is because for whatever reason, I just could never connect with guys my own age. The person I'm with now is 26 years older than I am and we've been together in this way for almost 7 years now. We just have a good personality dynamic together.
NO! My hubby is 42 and I am 51.
We are the loves of each others lives.
Just depends on the individuals...sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Good for you!!!
I think no, because man are slower in developing, so actually you'll be at the same level, my personal opinion.
My wife and I are just over 10 years apart in age, and we've been married for 31 years. We met in the work environment; I was 34 and she was 24. Age didn't come up in conversation for quite a while, but I thought she was older and she thought I was younger. By the time it was a topic of discussion, age was irrelevant.
No. In some cases women mature faster than men so older men seem to want to settle down more. From a older woman and younger man standpoint you may want to make sure that young man is fully ready for a relationship.
That depends on the 'situation' involving the dating. And how mature or early age of the younger person in the relationship to the 10 years older partner. It would take some work, but it can be a good relationship!
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I wish I knew I'm 34 just went through 4 years with someone that age and now wanna have 3 kids with her?!?that's way to much to ask 18 she'll be nearing 70 vanity becomes less a sin there I wish I knew what to do she's part of my team from now on though and need's a roommate I need kids we like each other probly a mix up in a big city seeya I would do it though seeing old workers I work with
It seems to me that what you are asking is would it be wise to date someone if it is the forerunner to a stronger committment, Age is a problem if you make it so. Concentrate on whether you like being with that person, and they with you. Discuss your values, your hopes for the future, and if all goes well, then you can make age JUST a number.
Age ain't nothing but a number. As long as two people are consenting adults, who knows what will become of the relationship. I once dated someone who was twelve years older than me. Too bad it didn't work out for us, but we have remained good friends down through the years.
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