How much do you think age affects a relationship?

United States
July 31, 2011 7:18pm CST
If I had thought about this question a few months ago I would've said not that much. But I realized that age can be the reason for a lot of problems in a relationship. Like for example someone who is 18 being with someone who is 16. Because of age, one is in college while the other is in high school, there is distance between them, they are both at different levels of maturity, they both handle stress differently, they both have different schedule...there are just so many things to take into account. What do you guys think?
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11 responses
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
1 Aug 11
I think age does affect relationships. What you have done in your life shapes who you are, and that changes over time. Being in the same stage of life is important, because this way you can grow together. Of course, people make different things work all the time, I just think it's easier if you are both done college, or both in college, that kind of thing.
• United States
1 Aug 11
Yeah I have to agree with you there things are definitely easier that way, it's just unfortunate that sometimes that's not the case.
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
I am 6 years younger than my husband and I dont feel any gap between us. Maybe I am the one mature or he is the one who is childish. Even at the start of our relationship, age wasnt really a big thing. We always meet halfway and I guess he is the one who adjusted on me a lot. He loves me being myself and love the way he is babying me.
1 Aug 11
I think relationships is about communication, there are young in age but so matured in thinking, there are also old one but think so immature. but for me because I'm a girl I like a guy who is 2-3 yrs older than I am, I can get along with them better than boys on my age.
@Shankerj (241)
• India
1 Aug 11
Perhaps, there are many relationships which exists only due the age difference. Minor age differences do not affect the maturity, if age difference is major, then it can cause a difference in the maturity levels, which is also called Generation Gap.
• China
1 Aug 11
The age do affect relationship in a sense.People with different age have different experience,so for same thing ,different people,different views.When it comes to old people and young people,there is the so-called generation gap.However,if people with different age are mutual respect and understanding and don't impose their own idea on others,they may well become good friends.You have certainly heard of friendship between generations.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
Well,I can see that the ages you posted here are too young. So,I am sure there will surely be lot of problem to arise with. But,if you were referring to matured people or aged one,age is never a problem. As they always say that age is only a number which is very true. Love matters most and the feeling between two people..not age. have a good day jaiho®
@koperty3 (1877)
1 Aug 11
My partner is 20 years my senior and our relationship is happy. He understands me very well and we don't see the age difference and I'm with him almost 5 years. For me the age difference it's work for someone else doesn't. Is always individual case. Have a nice day!
@sreesai (216)
• India
1 Aug 11
Hi mohammed3, I think without understanding between each other, at any age the relationship will be wrecked.
@youless (86630)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Aug 11
I think the age will somewhat affect the relationship, especially when there is a big difference at the age. It will create the generation gap and as time goes by, you may feel each other as strangers because you can't find something in common. And they are different for the physical aspects, too. I love China
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
I believe it is not so much of the age but more on the maturity level of the person. A young can have a smooth relationship with an older person just as long as they understand their differences. On the other hand, a relationship of a couple with the same age may not be successful if they cannot see eye to eye.
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
Yes i agree that ages below 20 affects a relationship not good.They are very young and they don't know about family responsibility. AS they are young lovers they think only their own happiness.