Does age matter or doesn't matter?

Philippines
January 25, 2010 4:25am CST
I am 6 years older than my bf. I am 24 and he is only 17 but the way he thinks is not like those at his age. He is mature, their dean in their department even told him and his mom that if he could pass at this semester, he will be accelerated to 3rd year level. We don't have problem regarding our age and relationship except his mom which is against us because of our age. Does age really matter? Sometimes I get concious because of our age gap.
6 responses
@anqial (58)
• United States
25 Jan 10
i don't really know. my mother is 5 years old than my father. they had good time when they were young. but after my father was over 40's, he started looking much younger than my mother. then he realised he can have pretty younger girls.so that was the biggest problem they had. after almost 10 years, they got divorced. after a few months, he was remarried a girl who is 10 years younger. but one of my husband 's friend, his wife is 6 years old then he. today they are in their 60's. but they still have really good sweet relastionship. so you never know until you get to the point. anyway, good luck, hope you guys can work it out. and have a good lifetime long relationship.
• India
25 Jan 10
Hai Friend, You are in a very unsafe zone. Take your decision after thinking very carefully. It is very hard to get back the years that is lost and very hard to get what is physically lost. It is easy to make stunning decision in the spot of the second. But, if you discover the thing you should have discovered 10 to 15 years back. I really mean it. Please, be careful. You should not be in a place where you will regret in your life and look with jealous at your friends family.Please place your steps carefully.
• New Zealand
25 Jan 10
Well my Sister who recently got married, is 28 and the guy she married was 19(who was a close friend btw)lol At first it took a while to adjust, but he was alot like your BF very mature. And they are really happy together... So I think Age doesnt matter at all
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
Really? that's great. I actually don't have problems with my bf because he can adjust. It's only his mom who is against with us.
25 Jan 10
No, Doesn't Matter... I'm Man and I'm 3 Years Younger Than My Girlfriend(Wife)... But We Both Feel So Good Being With Each Other... hmmm, I Had Few GF Younger Than Me,- Impossible To Live... My Word: Woman MUST Be At Least 1 Year Older Than Man To Make Relation Much Better.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
Thank you for your response Intra. May I know how many years you are married with your wife? Can I ask some tips on how did your relationship works when you are still lovers until now? Because they say that if guys are younger than girls there would be possibilities that they can find someone else and not truthful with their marriage?
25 Jan 10
doesn't really matter as long as your happy
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
If you were to ask me about my opinion regarding this matter, I would definitely say, age doesn't matter. If you both love each other, you should learn how to fight for it. Don't think about what other people say about your age gap. In a relationship, the most important things include love, respect, loyalty, and trust. If you do understand and respect each others' beliefs, then go for it. Try to prove to his mother that you are worthy of his love even if you are 6 years older than he is. I have seen a lot of successful relationships in which couples do have a big age gap.
• Malaysia
25 Jan 10
i guess i am a bit old fashion, as i prefer older man .. as i believe man maturity at middle age (or mid life crisis) that is around 40~5o can only be handled by younger wife.. my husband is now in that category.. he behaves like a youth, he wants to go tennis with younger boys, he plays golf with this younger people as well, he wants to hang out with them at nights ..this has been an ongoing process for the past few years.. i feel as though he feels that he lost his youth working n being a responsible person as well .. for me being 10 years younger than him, i can always be adaptable to his changes with lesser arguments or control over him .. next is the physical changes believe me at his age, he looks so good.. remember "sean connery, richard gere, george clooney, kelvin costner, george harrison .." they were the sexiest man when they were in that age category ~ even the shades of white hair looks nice .. and although younger than him, my white hair is hidden behind my hair dye .. i am not discouraging ~ just my observation