would you be in a relationship with a person who is 10 to 15 years older

@makaira (1159)
Philippines
February 13, 2007 9:27am CST
would age matter in relationships? does this have an effect on how the relationship would be?will it be a problem or not?
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8 responses
• United States
13 Feb 07
My ex-fiance was 15 years older than me. We were in very similar places in our lives and our age difference was not usually an issue. It became an issue from time to time though. The age gap had nothing to do with why we broke up and if we hadn't had the problems we had I think we would have gotten married. As long as both people are over 18 then I don't think that age matters.
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• Canada
13 Feb 07
It may depend on if you are the older or younger person in the reationship. I have been both and liked being the younger person. It's not fun feeling old, though the person I was with that was ten years older is much younger than me in spirit.If you dont tease eachother it should not matter.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
It doesn't matter if I would have a realtionship with a man who is older than me. I think it is better to have a relationship with a little difference on age gap especially being your partner is the older one. I find them responsible enough and stable and could understand the relationship more if ever a girl had tantrums, hahaha. Just be sure that they are still free and single or even with kids but no wife to be safe and have that relationship worry-free. Age gap is not a problem because as long as you love each other, love conquers all!
• Canada
14 Feb 07
my fiance is 15 years older than me. when you are in a relationship, i don't think age should matter. to me, it is only a number. we've had some arguments in our relationship, but have always worked it out and i think that happens in all relationships, no matter what the age difference is. i don't think a difference in age is a problem
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
i think it would matter. coz age is realated to the maturity and interests of the person and if two persons differ in such, they would probabaly have misunderstandings in the long run. but i guess, if their love is true and they are meant for each other, it wouldnt matter. ^__^ for me, age really matters. i cannot imagine myself having a relationship with someone 10 years older than me. i already see myself having troubles with him just by thinking about how we differ in interests and maturity. 5-7 years older are ok with me though. i think there's not much of a diffence with that gap.
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Gush! Personally I don't want to. It feels that he is too old for me.hehehe. Though, they say that age doesn't matter when it comes to love, I can say that a long age gap can be a source of problem somehow. I can't imagine myself going out with a person 10-15 years old older than me. But,I think, that age should not be the basis of love, right? It's who the person is inside, his character and personality should weigh the most. Me? I bet I'll stick to 2-5 years older than me.(",)
@nishanity (1651)
• India
13 Feb 07
nope i wouldnt... for me people more than 7 years older would always be like my bigger brother... and people more than 12 years wud be like my uncles!!! he he he so no way wud i be in an love relationship with them!
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I am 29 years old and my husband will be 45 the end of this month. We have been married for a little over 9 years. In the beginning he was very "fatherly". He would try to guide me and once I made it clear that I was not a child he backed off and things have been fine since. The only real downfall is that chances are he will leave this earth before me and I will miss him more than anything. Since we are aware of this I think we are more prepared than most people are.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
My parents were 12 years apart in age and it did not affect them. I would say that once you are passed 20, age should not really be a factor. If you love someone and you both work well together your ages should not really matter. It is what is in each other's hearts and minds that is important.