Age Gap Between Couples

Malaysia
February 11, 2007 9:41pm CST
Do we See couples where their age gap is too much. I am talking about couples where man is in 20+ and his partner is in 30+ or vice versa. Does age difference matter to you? Would you be okay to have your partner as 10 years younger or older to you?
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@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Well... I guess its ok as long as you are in the same level of maturity. Depending on what level of maturity you are into at the present. Like when you are 20 but has the wisdom of 30... I guess you would enjoy the company of higher age. Or when you are 30 but loves to go out and have fun, I guess you would enjoy being with the younger generation. Actually maturity sometimes do not depend on age. The experiences, environment, people around us, contribute in the way we think. Some at the age of 20 is responsible while others at the age of 30 still doesn't know which way to go.
• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
i agree
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I think that i would feel wierd dating someone who was more than like 5 years older than me. especially the younger that you are because you are both in such different places in your life. I think as you get older age becomes less of an issue but while you are stil young it is best to date someone that is relatively your own age
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• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
ya, its just not compatible sometimes..
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I am 27 he is 42. It doesn't bother me at all. If you are on the same level it is beneficial because an older guy is more responsible and sometimes spoils you more. My guy cooks for me for instance and understands my mood swings. He even prepares my meal to take into the office sometimes. He doesn't look old. Actually he looks young for his age. Guys this age are more serious in relationships. I've had my share of young guys who is only concerned about their looks, about how many women they dated etc. If you are really inlove age does not really matter.
• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
younger guys are do concerned about the looks and style but i think its important to have compatibility with your partner irrespective of the age.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I agree. In relationships, compatibility is the key.
@nicolec (2674)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have dated a many 10 years my elder. But that's my limit. And I don't think there is anything wrong with dating people older or younger than you. Except for this one situation. I knew this girl who was 21 and her father was getting married again. To a woman her same age. Now that creeped me out. Marrying a woman the same age as the daughter.
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• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
Oh.. so she gonna have step mom of her age.. I guess that won't be easy for her.
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@nicolec (2674)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Actually they said they had become friends. So I guess she was comfortable with it. I don't know if I would be. to each their own.
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• Barbados
12 Feb 07
We are seeing an increase in age gaps especially younger women going after older men. We have some that are young 20+ and men are 50+. I married one that was in 20+ so I know. The problem arises when the younger wants to do stuff that you do not want to do. This is a real problem. Just had to respond.
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• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
Experience talks..Thanks for your response.
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@hartnsoul (558)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Age gap for younger couples do bother me because it's liek they are getting involved with a shallow thought. Juvenile thoughts and ways tend for short term relationships. More often they argue because of conflicting ideas and childish jealousy. However, if both are older, say woman is 50ish and man is 30-40is or the other way around, I'd say they have learned a lot in life and are just companions to each other.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
well, now a days some people who are in a relationship don't mind having the two digits age gap when it comes to love and relationship. i guess they find love, comfort, and protection from a person who are way old for them. i had a lot friends who have that kind of relationship. its eithr the guy/girl is older or vice versa. they are happy and they don't mind the age gap between them as long that they love each other they don't mind at all...
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
12 Feb 07
When my hubby and I started dating he was 20 and I was 27. He just turned 26 and I'll be 33 shortly. I think it depends on the couple. He was always mature for his age. My first hubby was 6 years older than me and treated me like garbage, as was the case with most older men I had been with. My grandparents were 17 years apart, he'll be 79 in June and she just passed away Thanksgiving. They'd been together since she was 16 and he was 31. I don't know what a 31 year old man wanted with a 16 year old girl (besides the obvious) but it worked out for them.
• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
Wow.. good to know its working great with you guys. Yes it also depends on individuals. Some people are mature enough at younger age and others even they grow older don't learn to value relationships.
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