If your in love of course not. But don't be dating guys or girls just for there money and pretend you love them that is never okay. I don't think it matters if your in love and you can't stand being without that person. If you are dating them for the wrong reasons then you shouldn't be with them in the first place! Hope this helped you out some:)
No with reservations being the criteria of the difference. Personally I dated ladies in their late 30's and early 40's when in my late 20's. It seemed to work out just fine. Oddly today I am attracted to that age group, yet get along better with those a little closer to my age. I dun'no.
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It would seem not, because age "discrepancy" is rampant in our family. My husband was 9 years my senior, my two daughters picked partners that are many years apart on both side of the spectrum. My sons, however did the conventional thing (a couple of years apart). What can I say, love is blind; but I disagree with huge age differences. What could a 25 year old woman or man have possibly in common with a 75 year old man or woman? Well, at least that's the way I see it.
It does, if the difference is too much...Like 8-10 years or so...
If the people in question are both happy and can relate to one another then age shouldn't even come into it. We only live once and we mustn't turn down the chance of happiness in a relationship because of an age difference.
Yes, I think it does. The greatest age gap I have experienced in a relationship was a mere 15 years. Whereas that is not a huge gap it really did make a difference. He is in great health but I could still tell a difference in our energy levels. i think this will only widen as he enters into his 70s and I am still in my 50s. I also had a hard time accepting the cultural differences in our ages. I was Bee Gees and disco all the way while he was 60s beach music. I know these are minor things but they added up to a lot to me. He never had a problem with our age difference. I suppose all this leads to.... it matters to some people but not to others.
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In a way, it should not be making a difference.
But in real life, having a big gap between each others may be making a difference as lifespan will make the ending very sad and heart breaking unless the binding of love is not that strong.
Losing love one and living alone will be torturing as I had witnessed my dad who had suffered when my mum passed away before him. He had suffered for 4 years before passing away.
Age matters only when it raises concerns and issues of incompatibility for those in the relationship given both parties are of age (adults) and have the ability to make sound decisions. If both parties are able to live compatibly, then age should not matter.
Such interesting answers! (And usually I never read others answers before I write my own). This time, though, I first wanted to see what everyone else had said. I do believe age matters, but only in situations where the two people are 15 or more years apart. It seems that 10 years either way is not that big of a deal. I usually date men that are about 6-8 years younger than I am, and it does not seem to be an issue. When men MUCH younger show an interest in me, I question their motives, and I cannot possibly be interested in men that are the ages of any of my children. That is just too weird for me. Ewwwwwwww.
Honestly I believe excellent health is more important than the age difference. You take someone like Brad Pitt who is closing in on age 50 but works out regulary, will most likely do well with a 30 year old. If the older person is in great health and the younger person wants what their mate wants out of life then the age difference is not that big of a deal. (Wanting the same things is more important than age difference.)
I've heard some people say, "What would they have to talk about?" However in all honesty it's not like the majority of us spend the bulk of our time talking about things that took place 20 or 30 years ago. Most people choose to live "in the now" rather than in the past. The majority of adult conversations revolve around current events/news, issues going on in one's personal life, movies, sports, or something that came on television the night before. Not many daily conversations are so "deep" that they require an age limit. Not every young person is immature and not every older person is locked in their ways. It's a case by case type of thing.
Awhile back I wrote a hub titled "The Cougar and The Sugar Daddy". In my opinion it seems like women have more of a problem with age differences in relationships or marriages. (Most older guys could care less about a 40 year old or 50 year old woman dating a younger man.) Where as many women in that age group dislike it when men in their age group pursue younger women.
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Some it matters but I think age gap isn't a big issue in any relationship.
I know of couples who are ten years apart (and the men are younger) who have great marriages. I think it depends upon the couple and their trust, love and outlook on what makes a relationship valuable to them. However, I would say that more than 15 years would probably result in some kind of difference in outlook on life and lifestyles. This may pose a problem as the older one ages.
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