Does age difference matter?

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Philippines
January 9, 2008 10:45pm CST
I have wondered that a lot recently. I'm curious to know the opinions here. Personally, I don't think age should be an issue. It's between the two partners. If they are happy and comfortable with each other, then let it be. How about you guys, does age difference matter when it comes to LOVE?
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46 responses
• United States
10 Jan 08
I think that it should not matter what the age difference is. If 2 people really love eachother then who is to say that it is wrong. I had a relationship with my 2 little one for 6 years. He was 11 years older than me. Now just because my relationship didn't work out in the end doesn't mean that it can't work. so long as they are 2 consenting adults age really doesn't mean anything.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
When it comes to love,age difference does not really matter. What really matters is the love you had for each other. Although there might be some adjustment to make because of the age differences. Everything can be taken care of.
@SHAMRACK (8379)
• India
8 Mar 09
Dear friend, I do hope age is a big barrier in choosing life partner. I hope it is the well going of each other that matters more and moreover if these partners are going happy and well in life age is not a barrier. It is love for each other matters more than age.
@j1106e (53)
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
NO.If the love is real, nothing really matters but the love itself. Age is just a number and i dont see it as an issue. My prince is 13 years older than me but we dont have a problem with regards to age. What matters most is the kind of person he is. As long as we understand each other.Hes still young at heart anyway.
• Sweden
8 Aug 08
I think age doesnt matter for me as long you both lov each other then age is nothing in relationship.If you both respect and love each other i dont think there is problem with it.The matter is if your partner love you not the age gap.Me and my husband have age gap but i dont mind it he love me and i do love that the matter,I dont care what peole said as long as im happy with my husband that the important.
@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
2 Aug 08
You are right, age doesn not matter in a relationship. What matters is whether the two people involved are both adults. That's all.
@MagieL (266)
• China
22 Jun 08
hey,friend,i don't think age will be an issue.i think the most important is if they are love each other.if they are love each other,ok,then let it be.^^
@AshleyHasan (1025)
• India
21 Jun 08
No, Age difference does not matter for true love, If age matters then I dont call that as a love at all If you say that you are loving some one you should be able to accept them the way they are .
@simsunil (98)
• India
21 Jun 08
hi braveheart, i think age difference does matter.when ur partner is of same age he can understand u better... ur tastes will be same ...u can freek out with him/her more comfortably..just imagime a 50 year old man is going with 20 yearold girl she will more look like her daughter than mate... in long run also little age gap is better than wide age gap.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I have dated older, younger and same age. I think that as long as both people are adults and consenting, it shouldn't matter.
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
i think age is not an issue. What is important is the love and affection that you show to your part. Though if you have an age gap, it a matter of understanding eather. Thus, for me, love conquers all as the saying goes.
@chej18 (915)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I will give you some honest answer.I said everytime age does not matter at all.I agree w/ some people that age issue is not a problem.But deep inside of me i think i got some difficulties about it.Its ok if a man is 10 to 15 years older than a woman.More than that i find it creepy. But who knows mybe i dont find a older guy who am i going to love and i will think hummm... That i dont care even he is 20 to 30 years old gap w/ my age(hehe).I am not againts w/ it but i dont want that happened to me.I guess i dont wanna be criticize by other people.Or mybe old guy is not for me.I find it so sweet to see to other people but absulutely not for me... Greetings from Che!
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Nope!!! I believe that when two people fall in love with each other then everything is perfect.. Don't mind what people say because if you keep on minding what people will say they you will be the one who will be hurt, not them... Don't let other people decide for yourself, you should be the one who will decide what is the best for both of you... For me, age doesn't matter.. No matter how old or young the guy is for as long as he loves you and you love him then go for it... Don't think what people will say because if you follow what people say then your stupid.. You are just hurting yourself.. No matter what good things you will do so that people will like you or stop talking something not good to you then you are just fooling yourself.. Peoples mind and behavior will always be like that, you cannot change it.. No matter what explanation you will tell them they wont listen because they will do what makes them happy... So, if I were you just follow what your heart says and I am sure that you will be happy... But of course, you also need to use your brain not always the heart... Cause the brain can help you decide what is wrong or right...
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 08
Yes age does matter when its more than just ten years. my'parents were thirty years apart in age, and they were never really happy. My dad was the oldest and he treated her just'like'he treated me and my younger sister,. he thought of her as a child and treated her that way, and verbally abused her to the point I wanted to scream fight back, thats 'not right,do not let him treat you that way. they seemed to enjoy the hassle but I know mymom was not happy. no do not'marry someone that much older.
• Romania
18 Jun 08
I don't believe there is a "right" age difference. Different ages work for different people. I think the key is both people need to be mature in their relationship and able to communicate and have fun with one another.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I think if two people are happy together then age shouldn't matter but for myself I don't really want to date someone who is so much more older than I that I feel the gap in what we want to do. Also not so young that I feel I am a perv. My partner is almost 10 years older than I and I don't feel the gap however if I was 12 and he was 22 then it would have been.
@MagieL (266)
• China
14 Jan 08
i don't think age matter.i think if they think they are happy or comfortable,they of course can together.^^
@Sharon38 (1919)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 08
It mattered to me and still does up to a poitn because I do wonder about the th other person's maturity. If I am older than the guy I dont want to behave as if I am older and wiser and I dont want him acting as if he is not matured or does not know what he wants. I am sort of scared because of this but I honestly believe that once both parties are comfortable with each other and genuinely love each other it should not matter.
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Age shouldn't matter when it comes to relationships. Though I know some people tend to judge others when it is a big age difference (say, when it is a 20+ year gap). I myself am married to a man that is 8+ years older than I am. We have never had a problem with our age difference.
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
11 Jan 08
As my Mum says, age is just a number. We don't always get to choose who we fall in love with. It just happens. Anyway it's not how old a person is but what's inside that counts. And if it's meant to happen then it will happen. As long as both people involved are happy who cares what other people think.