is age a factor in a relationship

Philippines
January 18, 2012 6:08pm CST
i'm currently seeing someone 8 years younger than me we kind a having problems when it comes to communication because of his friends. what should i do?
7 responses
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
Age is only a number. Why will you allow age to be ruin a relationship? And why would you consider the feelings of friends in a relationship? I don't get the point. A relationship is between two people and they must be able to relate in spite of any age difference. People will talk but don't they always do? But it is your life and happiness so you need only to consider yourself and your partner.
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
thanks so much...
@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
27 Jan 12
goog suggestions of yahnee.
@hoodedboi (185)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Well, it depends on what kind or communication problem you are having... but all I can say is, your roads crossed for a reason. You'll learn from each other, and thats how your love will be tested, A relationship that is being tested the hard way, i a love that lasts for a long time....
20 Jan 12
Age does factor in every step of our life. And it's more important when you are talking about relation. If you are thinking about long term relation then age should be considered as a major issue. If you think about yourself you will discover that with the changes of your age your character has also changed. I mean ur mentality,likings,friends etc etc. What you were fond of last year you don't loke this year. And it's genetical. With our age everything changes. So i would suggest you to consider age as a major factor for a good and smooth relation
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
I'd say that age is just a number but that would depend on the person, right? I personally don't like to date those who are younger than me but that doesn't mean I'm closing my doors to possibilities. Communication between friends would be difficult because of the age gap. Attitudes might also differ. Well, the best that I can suggest is try to reach out more and compromise not only to him but also to his circle of friends. It would all depend on how your attitude and outlook would be. I have a friend who just got married last month and my friend (bride) is 10 years older than his husband. As long as your feeling for each other is mutual and you try to work things out, I think you guys can overcome this age issue. It's just a number anyway. Again, compromise is the best solution for most relationship issues :)
@samu64 (98)
• India
19 Jan 12
As the other mylotters stated , age factor really doesn't matter in a relationship if there is love and faith in it. So don't loose your spirit and go ahead.
• Japan
19 Jan 12
I don't think age is a factor in a relationship, the importance when commiting in a relationship is both know how to understand and knows how to handle things. My mom is 13 year older to my step-father right now and been together for almost 11 years. So i don't believe that age is a factor in a relationship
@Mashnn (4503)
19 Jan 12
Woman mature faster than men and most likely when there exist a bigger age gap between man and woman, the woman tends to act like the caregiver or the mother of the man. This may also affect the way they relate with each other. I would suggest to you to try and talk frankly to your friend and ask him whether he is interested in the relationship or not. I think if he is serious about the relationship, his friends won't be a barrier in any way as he has the power to stop them if he wants.