Does huge age difference matter in a relationship?

Philippines
July 19, 2012 8:52pm CST
A lot of people are getting scorned at for having relationships with someone older or younger than them. Personally, I don't think age difference even matters. Maturity is not dependent on one's age. It's the understanding and love between the couple that matters and will determine if the relationship will last or not.
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7 responses
• China
20 Jul 12
Yes I keep the same opinion with you,maturity is not depend on one's age.No noe will grow up just the the flowing of time. Having relationships with someone older or younger is don't matter if you love each other very much. Besides,I also think make some friends who are older or younger than you is a good thing for you to understand the society deeply,you can get more and different point from your older or younger friends.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Age doesn't matter when it comes to love. Love doesn't know any religion, culture,tradition, color,race,age but the feeling and emotion of two people. Therefore- what matters most is how they love each other.
@nita04 (215)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
I don't think it matters. For me it doesn't count how much gap you have in age, my concern is only in his/her maturity and how they view life or their relationship.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
As for me i always believe in what everybody says that "age doesn't matter".. Age is just a number, and being young doesn't mean you are not mature enough such relationship. Me and my partner have an 8 years gap.everybody's telling me and telling her why? but I always tell them in love does age really the basis? So no, if you really love someone, go for it..as long as you always put God on the center of your relationship.
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
People around you have nothing to do with your relationship with others.As long as you know that you are serious with that person and that you love him/her, that isn't a problem at all. The problem with us people is that we have that mentality of judging our fellow. I actually agree with you, maturity is not really dependent on age.So as, age is not the sole determinant of ones attitude and maturity. It doesn't matter as long as you love each other.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
20 Jul 12
I agree, maturity doesn't come with one's age, and maturity is definitely an important matter in relationships. I guess people are just prejudiced over this huge age gap thing when the intention is screaming right in front of them. For example, you see a 19-year old girl with a 72-year old man. To top it off the guy is already on a wheel chair but from the looks of it he's really loaded. Then let's say you found out that the girl is a high school drop out. What wouldyou think? Is it love or something else? I know its hard to say, and most definitely its not right to judge. But by the end of the day, I guess what really matters is that they're happy.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
20 Jul 12
I've dated a woman who was 28 years older than I was... Just to put things in perspective, her youngest daughter was 2 years older than I was... On thanksgiving dinner, it was funny because there were 7 people, her 2 daughters & their husbands & her younger brother, sitting at a table & I was the youngest of all & my girlfriend was the oldest at the table... We dated for about 2 years & we went our separate ways but the age gap wasn't the reason why we broke up... I must say, I've learned a lot from the relationship & it was a very nice experience... I've alway been attracted to older women anyway, but my current girlfriend is younger than I am... Go figure...