Age and Relationship

June 5, 2009 12:49pm CST
Does age really matters in a relationship? Is it right for a man to get married to a lady who is more than 15 years younger than he is? Or can a female marry man she is older than, if she can, what should be the maximum difference between her and the man?
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10 responses
@doggyhouz (548)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Age should only matter in my opinion when we are younger. As we mature probably to the age of 25 we are basically all at the same level. Usually at that age your educated and up to date with current events to hold a conversation with almost anyone in the same interests of fields. Who is to stop someone that likes someone much older or younger. There should be no maximum age. But more on when the age starts when it doesn't matter anymore.
• United States
6 Jun 09
Age is just a number, it doesn't really matter in a relationship as long as both people are adults,,,,and one thing to remember is that ages don't always reflect the maturity level they should be at, its really about being on the same intellctual and maturity level so you can love one another and build a life together
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@emandi (102)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
Frankly speaking, there's nothing wrong with it... It's just that society has a way of stigmatizing couples who have a huge age difference. But a female and a male definitely can marry each other regardless of age difference... Since standards for that kind of stigma vary from person to person anyway.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
5 Jun 09
There are no standard rules about age in a relationship. My suggestion is that you need to consider about the menopause and andropause in a marriage.
5 Jun 09
When really does menopause and andropause(whatever that means) occur in male and female?.And what effect would they have on the couple?
7 Jun 09
I don't think age difference matters as long as it works for you. Personally I would never marry someone who was 15 years older than me because right now I feel it would be too strange. I have always gone for older guys but not like 15 years older! If I broke up with my boyfriend now I would be looking at dating someone who was around 23/24 so thats around a 3 year age gap. I think quite alot of women find older guys more appealing.
@shibham (17022)
• India
6 Jun 09
hi thehelpplace, i think 2 to 5years are the sufficient differance between a married couple. a married life means a life of understandig, a huge differance of age can creat some problems in undrestanding each other.thanks
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I don't think this is really answerable because it really depends on the persons involve. If they have mutual understanding on most of the things then maybe it will work, no matter the age difference.
@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Jun 09
Honestly, age really shouldn't matter in a relationship. It's only a number, when you think of it. When we're kids, it's a big deal, but as adults, it really shouldn't matter, as long as you truly love the person you're with.
@imsilver (1668)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
I think that as long as both parties are mature adults, then age shouldn't be at all an issue. My boyfriend is 11 years younger than I am and we are working out fine.
• United States
5 Jun 09
Really, I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it's for the right reasons. Some people marry younger people to get back someone. If they feel like they cn handle it, I don't see anything wrong with.