Age is not a problem?

China
June 26, 2008 9:11am CST
Do you think older man/woman should be marrying/dating people much younger than them? What your views?
5 responses
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
26 Jun 08
i think as long as they are both over 18 it doesn't really matter. as long as they have something in common and they are happy that is all that matters. my mother in law is 13 years younger than my father in law and they have been married for almost 20 years. my aunt is 13 years older than my uncle and they have been married for quite a long time too. i can't remember exactly when they got married but its been over 10 years.
@bubbles89 (122)
• United States
26 Jun 08
HI Katherleen, At a time I would have said no. But I have been married to a man that is 8 years younger. When I first met him I was pretty leary of his maturity level. But I have to say that sometimes he's more mature than I am. He's a great guy and we are a perfect fit. I don't think age makes a difference. As long as your commited and happy then go for it.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jun 08
no and I speak from experience. my dad was thirty years older than my mom, and he treated her like a young girl,not like an adult woman. He abused her verbally and I would have liked to scream at her, fight back, dont take that,he is mistreating you. but sadly I did not. constant bickering back and forth, and I know that my mom was not always very happy.it seemed better when they grew older but my dad was a hard man to please and to live with. no do not marry a person thirty years older as the marriage will not work.
• United States
26 Jun 08
It depends on the age and the reason. I don't think that there is anything wrong with two people being in love regardless of the age difference. Of course if one is eighteen and the other is eighty, this may pose as a problem.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Well, it depends on what you mean by "much" younger. Everyone seems to have a different idea about what's too much of a difference. Personally, my husband is 6.5 years older than me. When we met, I was 17 and he was 24, which people viewed as a huge age difference. I was more mature than the average 17 year old and he was less mature than the average 24 year old, so we met in the middle as far as maturity. Now, I am 25 and he is 32 and that really isn't that big of a deal. I have also encountered a lot of people in my travels that have a 6 to 8 year age difference with their spouses and it isn't a big deal. I do think that when people marry someone old enough to be their mother or father, that is kind of weird and a little excessive.