Age and its importance - Opinions?

@cryw0lf (1302)
United Kingdom
June 8, 2009 11:21am CST
Okay so.. Sometimes we fall in love with people whom are either younger or older then us. But what's your opinion on ages? Is age a major factor in relationships? Should there be a limit on age gaps etc? I'd like to answer this myself, but i don't really have a definite opinion on the subject- so i figured i'd like to hear your opinions first.
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• United States
9 Jun 09
I think at points there are limitations only because everyone is going through different stages in life - but this would be like major age gaps - middle age men dating older women, younger girls dating really mature men, etc. And of course the other way around and everything else. But if someone is like 5-7 years different, thats fine, but sometimes not - like when a high school and college student are dating - there are so many different things going on it can't work out without a ton of work and people giving up certain life experiences = not worth it.
• Indonesia
9 Jun 09
in my opinion, age is one factor that influence a relationship.. but, it is not a major factor i think..relationship is a matter of how we feel with our partner...if we feel comfort and save with her/him, ages doesn't matter.. so, just follow your heart say dude...
@loveykoh (73)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
in my opinion nobody knows who are we going to fall for. it's true that age is just a number. what matters is the maturity of the persons involved on how they handle their relationship. but sometimes conflicts arises in their interests because of the age gaps. it now depends on the couple on how to deal if this arises and if both are mature enough they will certainly find a way to compromise or solve it.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Age is just a number. What matters is that you have the same wavelength as far as your beliefs in life is concerned. We are always pre-judged by the age difference because society sometimes dictates that. But life is changing now. Look at Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, they are a lovely couple.
@sjvenden27 (1851)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Age is just a number, once you reach adulthood.. Currently I am dating a man that is twice my age literatily.. No limits should be put into place, love should be allowed to roam free... If its someone that is under the age of 18, that is a totally different story.. An adult dating a child is totally wrong.. There is clearly advantages for the adult versus the child, live experinces for one.. Two that person may shape the child to the way they see fit, then if they break up, that child is use to one way and that way only... and back to square one again, just older, with possibly more responsiblities.. children, work, and/or college.. My great aunt was i think 8 to 15 years older then my great uncle.. could be the other way around dont remember... and they were married for 50+ years... In the end age should be the factor.. The factor should be the love and happiness that the two share for each other.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
9 Jun 09
In my case I would say somewhat. It is not my way to fall in love where there is huge age difference. i think age has something to do with thinking, level of comfort etc.But in many cases, it doe snot matter in people.
@jugsjugs (13046)
8 Jun 09
I think if you are truely in love there should not be a question about an age limit not unless it is a18 year old and say a 50 year old.They do say love is blind.If a couple are happy and in love what is the problem.Some people can relate to someone who is either a lot older or alot older if that is the case then id say good on them.
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I think age is just a number and what makes a difference and matters is the maturity and how well the two of you get along. My boyfriend is a few years younger than I am. Some people had issues with it, but the only one I have is he is still young, he is 19 and I am 25, and I wouldn't want him to marry me and then grow to regret it. He has already talked about seeing himself marrying me (we've been dating for 5 months so far.) I dont want him to feel trapped if we do get married
@AlyssaCB (68)
• Canada
8 Jun 09
Personally, I think that age matters in some situations, but for the majority of people with large age gaps are of age and at that point I think that If you are in love with the other person, thats all that should matter.
• United States
8 Jun 09
Age can matter in some situations, but not all. Both people should of course be of consenting age, so that niether person is being taken advantage of. Age isn't an issue when it comes to love, but other life obstacles can be a factor. If you're 20 and in a relationship with someone's who's 30 or over odds are you're at different parts of your life. You may be more interested with college and a part time job, while they have a career and may be ready for kids. That's just one example, and I'm sure there are plenty more. It's just how you cope with the differences that say whether it will work or not. I am 12 years younger then my husband. I sometimes wish I would have waited on marriage and children until I finished college. I love him, but it may not have been the right time in my life.