Would you date or marry someone older (or younger) than you?

April 17, 2017 12:38pm CST
Unfortunately there is still a lot of prejudice when it comes to the age difference between couples... But what do you think of that? If a person were 10 or 15 years older (or less) than you? How would you react? In my case, my girlfriend is 5 years younger than me ... but, regardless of age, I wouldn't see any problem (since I really liked her).
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@TheHorse (71234)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Apr 17
I'm fine with couples of different ages. But I think similarity attracts. And I might have a hard time dating someone who, for example, hadn't heard of Jimi Hendrix.
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@Hate2Iron (7972)
• Canada
17 Apr 17
Personally, I think that it is all up to the individual. I married a guy several years younger than me... no problems so far lol.
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@Kandae11 (40402)
17 Apr 17
My ex- husband was one year younger than me. I would prefer someone at least five years older.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Apr 17
I wont mind dating an olderwoman as long as she can still have a baby because I want to have children. The youngest woman I will date will be 28. I do not want to date a teenager as they are nightmare fuel for me.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
17 Apr 17
Age is just enough. It depends how compatible two people are.
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18 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe "Compatible" means a lot.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
@TheInvisibleMan yes it does
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@JohnRoberts (61409)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr 17
At this point, I should be grateful for any woman being interested.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
17 Apr 17
You ask a question that has no definitive answer. I was married to a woman 16 years younger than me...most of my favorite music came out before she did. We've been divorced 14 years this year. And I have pretty much been single since. Would I still date someone that much younger than me? Now, I would...because they would be at least 41. And maybe they would be more settled down and have a bit more sense than my ex did when she was in her 20's and me in my 40's. Age may not matter...but stability and personality sure does.
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18 Apr 17
@JolietJake Stability and Personality = key words.
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@MALUSE (42719)
• Uzbekistan
17 Apr 17
What are five years? I don't find this difference worth mentioning.
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18 Apr 17
@MALUSE May not be for you, but it certainly means something to other people.
@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Apr 17
My late X was five years older than me. That difference doesn't bother me. My problem comes when the age difference is as old as my kids. I simply won't date anyone 20 years or more younger than me.
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@DWDavis (13064)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
17 Apr 17
My wife is two years younger than me, but that's not much. I dated a woman several years older than me when I was 20, but knew we didn't have a future. In the past, 10 or more years between a husband and his wife was not unusual as the man would often establish himself before taking a younger wife.
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
17 Apr 17
When you fall in love with someone you don't pick and choose their age. My husband is 9 years older than me, and it's never made the slightest difference until now, when he's becoming infirm. He's 86.
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@MoonMaa (403)
• United States
17 Apr 17
I don't think it is anything wrong with it. I guess it just depends on the person. I wouldn't mind marrying someone that is a couple of years younger or older than me.
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@Corbin5 (113475)
• United States
17 Apr 17
I have no problem with couples have quite a few years age difference. Our son's wife is 6 years younger than she is.
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@RasmaSandra (19168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Apr 17
The greatest love of my life was over 20 years older than me. I would have stayed with him but there were unforeseen circumstances. My first husband was just 20 years older. It would not have mattered but we could not get over some differences that had nothing to do with age. Now my hubby is my soul mate and we have a six year difference.
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
17 Apr 17
I wouldn't. I like my men just a couple years older.
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@gaianoor (1144)
• Tirana, Albania
12 Jan
I always liked the idea of a boyfriend younger than me but not more than 3 or 4 years. And as boyfriends they are great, just don`t ask for more than boyfriend.
@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
19 Apr 17
No, I think its important to have some of the same interests and the maturity to get married. It means willing to work out problems and listen to each other.
• United States
18 Apr 17
I would date some older or younger but since I'm 20 years old 18 is as low as I will date right now but that age will go up as I age. I don't think I could be 30 or 40 and date someone who is 18 or 20. Age doesn't matter to me but I just think that is weird. My current boyfriend is 3 years older than me but I have talked to someone who was 14 years old than I was. I believe as long as everyone is of legal age, consenting, and happy then it shouldn't matter what age they are.
@Basilo (644)
18 Apr 17
I personally believe it depends on an individual. I would prefer a younger person than myself
@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
I don't see any problems really. My son is 7 years younger than his wife but they get along just fine.