Is may-december romance acceptable?
24 Nov 08
As far as I can remember, I had a boyfriend who is 1-2 years younger than I am, beyond those age gap, is a no no for me. I have and had suitors 5 years or more younger than I am, but I rejected them because of maturity issues. You really just can't take that away to men. When I asked those young guys the reason why they prefer older women? They said it is because of the experience and maturity, they love to be pampered and cared, which is unnatural. What I had observed with those guys younger than I am while discussing these issues with them, they tend to wander with other girls because they expect you to understand them. They are truly sweet and you get thrilled, but when you discuss serious issues with them, whew!...don't expect them to think like the way you think. Hope you get what I mean with that one.
• Quezon City, Philippines
24 Nov 08
Although it is still considered a taboo but many relationship do well in that kind of arrangement already. So I think that it is not acceptable but if they can really share and love each other like the normal kind of relationship then I guess it's acceptable already.
• United States
24 Nov 08
In my family age has never been a big deal. Most relationships I see the man is older then the woman. My dad is 9 years older then my mom, my sister is 10 years older then her boyfriend and my man is 12 years older then me. Yes in some societies a woman being older is frowned upon but I don't see it to be a problem. Age doesn't make the person different, but then again neither does gender, race, or religion. I applaude us people who can accept other person in a romantic relationship where there is a large age gap. We seem to understand more about the way the human mind works and we are more apt to accept others with differences. Those people who have issues with this bother me, they look down on my relationship because I am 21 and my boyfriend is 33. We both have kids and we get along very well. The age doesn't interfer with our lives.