What should be the ideal age gap between a man and a woman in marriage?

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
May 1, 2009 1:46am CST
Granting that both the male and female are mature according to their numerical age. What do you think is the ideal difference in age? It is usually the man who is older, how older should he be than the woman? Why should be the man older than the woman? Do you know the reasons why? Thanks for your contributions.
7 responses
• India
1 May 09
In my opinion, the age gap should not exceed one year. It's fair and better that both of them have no age gap. then only, better understanding and pure love exist between both. I think that way.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
1 May 09
Thanks. why should men be older? lol. happy my lotting.
@AXLAERO (426)
• Philippines
2 May 09
for me age doesnt matter when it comes to marriage or when it comes to a relationship.it doesnt matter if the guy is older than the girl or if the girl is older than the guy.what is important is that they are in love with each other and they are responsible enough to handle their marriage and their relationship.as long as they are mature enough to handle a family or their marriage life.age has nothing to do with it and thats only my opinion.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
1 May 09
I don't really think there is an ideal gap...its whatever.....for the most part...my friend is married to someone 20 years older then her. And up until this time it hasn't made alot of difference. But in the last year her husband has really aged and his mobility is starting to catch up with him...he also has tons of health issues...having had a couple of heart attacks etc....but when it comes to love I guess you can conquer all of this.....but an ideal age gap? I don't think you can put a number to that!
@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
1 May 09
In my opinion, age gap is not a very big issue regarding marriage. Marriage is a union of souls not merely bodies. But man should be usually older than woman because it's the society's discipline. There is no perfect reason for that. But men are supposed to support familes so it's ideal that he is a better experienced person. Regards, AJ
@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
1 May 09
age gap doesn't matter in a relationship what matter is the true love they both have for each other, the respect and most of all both of them must posses a true faith in God. If you want to have a blessed marriage Put God as the center of your relationship.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
1 May 09
I believe the highest would be a gap of 5 years. anything more than that will be like a total disaster wherein there is a big adjustment both for the man and for the woman involved in the relationship. i have never had such an experience but i think that it doesnt matter who is older or younger but the gap will usually just show its potential problem as they go through the relationships.
• Finland
1 May 09
I don´t know if this is just a coincidence in my life. But people that start a relationship when they are like 16-26. And this relationship, down the road, acctualy leeds to marrage (or some marrige-like relationship). The man is usually 1-3 years older. (And I´m not talking about some "On-and-Off"-again relationship or some hucking up king of thing) I think this have to do with people in that agegroup hang around in groups. And the men/boys seem to be about two years older the women/girls. And people in that age group they say that girls/women metal age is a few years older than they actulay are and boy/men mental age is a few years younger than they actualy are. So how this question is put. My answer would be Man two years older than the woman.