Do you think age matters in a romantic relationship? If so, what age difference

  1. GARH608 profile image79
    GARH608posted 7 months ago

    Do you think age matters in a romantic relationship? If so, what age difference is too young?

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image96
    Jeremy Gillposted 7 months ago

    Many people adopt the policy of divide your age in 2 and add 7, and if they're younger than that, they're too young. For example, a 40 year old could date anyone 27 or up.

    I think that's a fair guideline, but if both parties are willing adults, sometimes age doesn't matter. One of my old college professors had parents who loved each other despite a 25 year age difference. Though most of us would steer clear of that, it worked for them.

    Age gaps are subjective, and legally speaking, irrelevant as long as both people are consenting and of age.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 7 months ago

    Once people are of the legal age of consent it really comes down to their maturity level and the health of the older person.
    In some instances it's not about the age difference but rather the timing of the age difference. Not many would advocate a 20 year old dating a 15 year old but most would have no problems with a 25 year old dating a 30 year old. It's the same people at different stages in their lives.
    Couples dating where one is age 25 and the other is 45 may not have as many challenges as when one is 50 and the other is 70.
    By challenges I mean possible health issues with the other person. Odds are at some point the older person will be ill.
    Oftentimes people think such age gaps are an issue because supposedly they "have nothing to talk about" or have nothing in common. However when you really think about it not many conversations begin with: "Remember when....etc"
    The truth of the matter is most conversations are about what is going in our personal lives, what's happening a work, news/current events, weekend/vacation plans, TV shows..
    There's a difference between romantic relationships and marriage. Most dating relationships regardless of age usually fail and very few lead to marriage. Having said that according to some the divorce rate hovers around 50%.
    I suspect more people divorce over infidelity or other "deal breakers" and not because of {age differences}.
    Hugh Hefner founder of Playboy Magazine was 86 when he married Crystal Harris age 26. That seems extreme to me!