Does age really play a role in a relationship or marriage?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (6 posts)
  1. milleramanda53 profile image77
    milleramanda53posted 6 years ago

    Does age really play a role in a relationship or marriage?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    Age is often linked to maturity. Oftentimes people who get married very young have not had enough time to fully get to know themself, determine what they want to do with their lives, or even know what they want and need in a partner for life. Very often what works for us in our late teens and early 20s will not cut it when we get to our mid 30s and beyond.
    With regard to age differences in relationships it varies depending on the individual. A 25 year old with a 45 year old may not think it's a big deal however when the two become 45 and 65 there most likely will be some health issues that will cause the older person to slow down. No matter who you are father time eventually catches up to you. The average man dies in their mid 70s. Not everyone lives to see 100 or be healthy in their 80s and 90s like actress Betty White, singer Tony Bennett, or actor/director Clint Eastwood.

    1. milleramanda53 profile image77
      milleramanda53posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You my husband and I have been married almost 10 years and have constantly been told there is too much age difference between us (16 years) and it's refreshing to see there is someone else that thinks the same way.

    2. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was going to answer this question but dashingscorpio has stated it so well, I can't say it any better.

  3. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years ago

    Yes. Age does play a role early on and later on.

    Insurance companies will tell you that the human brain is not even fully developed until the age of 25, so it would seem that people should hold off on the monumental decisions until their brain is fully developed. God knows that most people do not use much sense at all when it comes to romantic relationships, at least, perhaps, they should wait until their brain is fully functional. :0)

    Please understand that there is a huge gap in age when one party is 28 and the other is 18. Not so, when the same 10-year gap is employed between someone who is 48 and their significant other is 38. It is about experience, character development, and emotional and psychological maturity, something that very few 18 year-old's possess.

    It is also said by marriage counselors, that the farther away from your 20th birthday that you marry, the better your chances at having a successful marriage. And, I think a lot of that can be chalked-up to one's own character development, psychological and emotional maturity and experience.

    The next issue with significant age-gaps is when one of the parties is substantially older than the other. Just recently I ran across a young lass, who I believe was 18, who is in a romantic relationship with a man who is 30 years her senior. Needless to say, if they have children (right away), the father will be 67 years old when their first child graduates from high school. I had a friend in high school whose father was 60 when he graduated, and there was virtually nothing they had in common and virtually no interaction between them.

    It is also true that when this young gal is reaching her peak in life, her significant other would be nearing death's door or quite possibly exhibiting signs of illnesses and diseases that are common for the aged. This, too, can pose a problem. Perhaps when her old man needs her most, she will abandon him for better prospects, or he passes on...midway through her life or he becomes debilitated with disease.

    Don't get me wrong, I am a proponent of love and good sense, but one must consider many things when contemplating romantic relationships and marriage. What may be fun and feels good today, may become a burden and nightmare tomorrow.

    1. milleramanda53 profile image77
      milleramanda53posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it's a good thing I'm very mature.  Thank you for you're answer


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)