Does age matter?

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  1. TimeHealsAll profile image61
    TimeHealsAllposted 12 years ago

    "How many years are too many years apart" and "whats the oldest a man should be if a woman is 58" and "why is this"?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you are a 58 yr old woman who "needs" sexual satisfaction from a man, the younger the man the better.
      If "Sex" is unimportant but love and companionship is, why should age be considered?
      Qwark   smile:

    2. cpvr profile image60
      cpvrposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If they're not kids, then age doesn't matter.

      1. noant profile image40
        noantposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        i agree. :-)

      2. Priyankaa Bee profile image59
        Priyankaa Beeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I just feel uncomfortable if the man is 5 years or more younger than me..I am not sure what and how should I talk to an elder sister ? Can't imagine I am naked in front of him ! :p

    3. solar10 profile image60
      solar10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think as long as the are loving each other, just go ahead.

    4. Genna East profile image81
      Genna Eastposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am always impressed with the intriguing and interesting questions people ask on hub pages, and the responses.   I think this depends on number of factors.  They are certainly both seasoned individuals, and know much about life and have undoubtedly loved before.   If they both are healthy and have their wits about them, then it is up to them.  If they truly love each other and are happy, so be it.  No one else can judge for them.

    5. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Does age matter? I think it  depends upon how mature in  mind both people are.

      I think it would be, maybe a give and take kind of thing. sometimes it will matter other times not so much, so if they are both mature enough to realise that, then probably no problems. Otherwise problems occur.

    6. noyon_ku profile image60
      noyon_kuposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's matter for women not for men.

    7. kethyjewel profile image60
      kethyjewelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is better that men is elder then his women. but not necessory.

    8. speedbird profile image61
      speedbirdposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I believe age is just a number..what matters is how the two of you can get along

  2. profile image0
    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    As per the laws of your country or state.

    1. TimeHealsAll profile image61
      TimeHealsAllposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thes two are of legal age.

  3. profile image0
    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Then "they" are at liberty to pursue whatever relationship they
    Wish, they shouldn't need to seek understanding or approval.

    Although if children are involved that could be different, a 58
    Woman shouldn't be having a relationship with their 18 year old sons
    School friend etc.

    Why don't you tell us how old the male is?

    1. TimeHealsAll profile image61
      TimeHealsAllposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      He'll be 79 soon.

  4. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 12 years ago

    As long as both are mature enough to make their own decisions, and of the legal age of consent, then I don't really see as it should matter what anyone else thinks.

  5. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image91
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 12 years ago

    Surely the activities of concenting adults are nobody's business but their own, (so long as they remain within the laws of their own lands.)

  6. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    Seems to me it matters if you only got ten years to live.

    1. TimeHealsAll profile image61
      TimeHealsAllposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      This man is healthy and viberant. He may only have ten years to live but he has a heart of gold and is the most caring and loving person I've ever met.

      1. Nicole1963 profile image60
        Nicole1963posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Then hold on to him tight and enjoy ever second with him. Live life to its fullest potential and don't look back.

        Nobody is able to determine how much time one has on this earth so what is important is what you do with the time you do have. Thus, either bask in the wonderful embrace of love and joy or look back and dream of the beautiful times you could have had.

        Age makes no difference I am 48 and my partner is 61 we have had many wonderful times and continue to enjoy each and every minute we are privileged enough to spend together.

  7. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    "This man is healthy and viberant. He may only have ten years to live but he has a heart of gold and is the most caring and loving person I've ever met."
    'ten years to live', I was referring to myself.
    Great. So what's the problem? Seems to me true love transcends the body.

    1. rexy profile image58
      rexyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      so they say...'age is just a number'   so live your life,
      if you have found happiness......This is what the record
      breaker said in India....who is over 70 years old and had a baby by
      his  over 50 year old wife and is going for a second child at this age.

  8. lorlie6 profile image74
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    I have been very happily married to a man 13 years my junior.  I'm 54 and he is 41.
    It works if you work it!

  9. IN2Deep profile image69
    IN2Deepposted 12 years ago

    Love should have no boundries-If it is really love it will just happen-there is a difference between love and infatuation-Sometimes, I think we are so afraid of what other people think-that we avoid things or prevent things.I think what matters most is how you feel about it yourself and how the other person feels about it.If you are 58 and he is 79 what does it really matter-spending time worring if others will approve your decision is kind of silly--and life is to short to let someone else's opinion guide your relationship.I am 46 and my husband is 56-we have been together for 22 years married for 17 years- Alot of people use to say it would never work for many reasons-but the truth is if you want it to work it will-Just be happy.Some people are just compatible.
    There is nothing wrong with spending time with someone  who makes you happy.

    I do agree that you should never date your childrens friends or others the same age as your children-but again that is just my opinion- what I was taught-common sense

  10. loveingyou profile image60
    loveingyouposted 12 years ago

    Age doesn't necessarily matter; however, intellectual compatibility, maturity, and emotional compatibility along with the ability to trust and communicate with one another does, and are the foundations to a long-lasting and healthy relationship.

    Unfortunately, some of those qualities, such as intellectual compatibility and maturity, correlate with age differences; however, if the two parties are able to work on a relationship, age doesn't really make a difference.

  11. Kimberly Venegas profile image60
    Kimberly Venegasposted 12 years ago

    I use a simple formula to determine if there is to many years apart. Age/2 + 7 (age of older person, man or woman). Works for me

  12. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    It depends...

    1. profile image50
      james85posted 12 years agoin reply to this


      1. profile image0
        klarawieckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I thought we were talking about age, not race.

  13. littlemrs profile image60
    littlemrsposted 12 years ago

    I've been going out with my partner for 2 years now and he is 7 years my junior. It seems to bother other people more than it bothers us and mostly my friends rather than his.  Every week a comment is made about him being younger but I ignore it - we are happy and it doesn't bother us so I tend to ask the question why does it bother others?


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