How old is too old??
December 7, 2006 4:22pm CST
When considering two people are appear to 'love' each other... how old is too old? Is there such thing as an inappropriate age difference? Say... 40 year old man, with a 19 year old woman? Is that inappropriate?
• United States
7 Dec 06
Real Love knows no age limit. My brother in law and sister have been happily married for 7 years... now here's the shocker.. he's 61, and she's 28. I've never seen her happier in my life. They are completely in love. I figure as long as someone is of legal age. Who are we to judge?? My fiance is 22, I'm 31.. It's no biggie but some people still frown on me as "robbing the cradle" as they call it because we are in the "lower" ranges of adulthood. He's more mature then my last boyfriend who was 4 months older than I am and a Lutenient(sp) in the USAF!... Go figure.
7 Dec 06
I look at it this way. Age doesn't matter (when people are of age, that is), as long they mesh well. However, as the age gap increases, I think the chances of the two poeple having things in common, liking the same things, being in the same stages of their life etc decreases. With that said, if it works for a 19 and 40 year old, then great. I know a guy who is 31 and is seeing a woman who is 40 and it's working out well for now. But who know, they just take it day by day.
7 Dec 06
one of my friends is 53 and his girl friend is 20 they live together and are very happy. Who else has the right to say that their relationship is wrong? they are both adults, i think its great as long as both people conserned are happy with the situation
• United States
10 Dec 06
The only time age difference really should play a factor is if the one person is a minor and the other person is adult since it is illegal and the adult can go to jail for having a relationship with a minor/child. Otherwise there is nothing wrong with dating someone that is older than you.
9 Jan 07
When a couple fall in love age is not an issue. What should be the main point of reference for the younger party is "How am I going to cope when the age thing catches up?" You know trips to the Doc for medication because certain parts don't work, internal organs malfunction. When someone starts to disintergrate before your very eyes ( I look at my Father-in-law and his heart problem-aortic valve sticking and replaced only to find out his whole heart is worn out) and see him growing smaller as age takes him away from us. A younger person love or no is going to feel cheated because they are still relatively young and now partnerless. It's a large gamble with your life to take and I personally don't think I could do it. With regard to your other postings, you're pretty heavy and a lot of people may agree but are quiet for whatever reason. A mullah in my country (a white, anglosaxon Christian one, and we were here first. We admitted these 'refugees from a foreign "going to kill me" power out of the generosity of our hearts)is now advocating we all become muslims. Some states were under pressure to abandon Christmas as it offended their god. We must now all rejoice in their festivals!!And we can't go to their schools. You think you have a sharp stick in your eye. I'll read your postings when I can access a computer[not aways possible] and reply if I can. Good luck.