Age Does Matter

Age Does Matter
When choosing a partner/lover age Does matter. If a man in his 60's goes on marries an 18 year old girl, that would not only raise some eyebrows but it would also have some long term negative effects on their relationship. The same goes for the opposite, when an older woman would get into a romantic relationship with a very young man. It looks wrong and in my opinion it always has a money angle.

Agree

NikSuks

It matters.

If a difference is not that big, I think that is okay. However, if the age difference is too big, I think that is bad and that it does matter, indeed. If someone is way younger or older than you, he/she may have different mind set than you have and you may get into conflicts more often than partners who are approximately the same age. Also, the interests may vary if the age difference is big, so partners may run out of topics pretty fast and may decide to break up because of that.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-16-2018

Disagree

nekonieden

love has no boundaries

I agree that age doesn't matter. It all depends on you if you let yourself commit into that kind of relationship but we are free to choose who that person is as long as you love that person. You can't control your mind and heart who or what kind of age the person you will love as love has no boundaries and I agree with this even if there are hindrances that comes into your relationship , no one can ruin it.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-16-2018
bee.rthooyah

Age is just a number

When I was young I fancy much older woman for they are smart, confident and beautiful. I remember back in college I had a girlfriend who is 12 years older than I am. At first, we keep it a secret but in the long run friends and families have come to know about the relationship. Having a relationship with a much older woman has some advantages and disadvantages. I never regretted that relationship for it is a part of my life and I will cherish it as long as I live.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 12-15-2018
luv2xacosta
Totally correct. Age doesn't matter as long as you and your partner understand and love each other then that's what matters. We should be thankful there are still someone out there who truly loves you and cherish you.
burgosmichael2407

It doesn't matter to me

We may have different perspective regarding this issue but for me, who cares anyway? It's their right to choose their partner in any age. It's their right to love and be loved as long as they're not breaking any laws.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-16-2018
pencilneckgeek

as long as it is legal

Age doesn't matter. As long as it is legal and both are consenting adults then there is nothing wrong. Admiring and loving someone needs no age restrictions.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-17-2018
davedaot

Doesn't Matter

My girlfriend is 17 years old and I'm 21, I honestly think it age doesn't matter if you really love each other, how rude it is for someone to say that you're not for each other just because you don't age the same, I think what's important is the love for each other and nothing else more.
Posted by davedaot on 12-16-2018
ivandelrey

Age DOESN'T matter

The society doesn't like seeing "man to man" or "woman to woman" love and age differences doesn't get away with society's negativity. Love is about accepting someone as a whole, when you're in love (as in true love) with someone... things like age, sexuality, physical appearance wouldn't matter to you.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-15-2018
antonToledo

Disagree

Does age matter? No, in my own opinion and I do think I have the right to have my own opinion. Age doesn't matter as long as two people love each other. Yes, it is kind of cliche but we cannot disagree that this is not an unusual thing to happen even my mother and father has a 15 year age gap when I was born. My mother was 40 when I was born while my father was only 25 at that time.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-15-2018
Yumyan

Love has no limits

The age difference does not matter at all, especially when you love the person's soul, not their outward appearance. However, it does not seem right to be with someone who is underage (below 18), but there's always a solution to that. Which is to wait. I have know many people that have a huge age difference but you know what, their relationships seem to be more successful than most. There is this maturity among them and there is acceptance. Love is love and no one can change that.
Posted by Yumyan on 12-16-2018

Comments

nekonieden
Yes, age doesn't matter when it comes to love. As long as you love each other love conquers all. No one can force you not to love a person even if he or she is fat, old or whatever kind of person you are. I agree that love is blind because if love occur you can't fully control how you feel.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-15-2018
kaushikangara
This is all pointless. There is no point in having a boyfriend you son's age and it is awkward in the society to go around with a partner your son's age. Age does matter in choosing a boyfriend and a gap this huge would only make the people talking about you all the time.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-16-2018
burgosmichael2407
Age doesn't matter to me at all as long as both of you love each other. I do believe that everyone deserves to love and be loved. Everyone deserves to be happy. Most of the time, people don't enjoy the joy in their relationship because they are so much conscious about other people's opinion.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-16-2018
pencilneckgeek
Societal pressure and opinion should not matter but sadly, it often does and hinders people to love freely. I see nothing wrong with loving a person who is much older or much younger than you, as long as no one is forced to then by there should be no issue.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-17-2018
Corzhens
I guess the age depends on the kind of person as well. I have seen how an age gap of 20 years worked for a couple. The guy was 60 and the woman was 40. Take note that the guy was very forgiving and understanding that the woman fell in love with him. In their old age it was seen that the woman was very caring of her husband. My husband is 8 years older than me but we seem to be on the same level and vibrations that we are compatible although not in everything.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-16-2018
jaymish
I actually dont like the quotation. I think that it is sarcastic and ignores the real issue which is that you can find love at any age. Tina Turner was married before to a husband who was older than her and physically abusive. Isn't she better off now? with a younger man? I also don't think that age is the issue or that this women single out younger men, I think that they choose men who they like and love and who will like and love them back.
Posted by jaymish on 12-16-2018
gutzman
We would never know if there is really money involve in these kinds of situation but as far as I am concern, I don't think there's something bad about loving someone who is older or younger than you as long as you really love each other and no one in any of you is just aiming for something to take advantage of the other one. This is also the reason why there is no law for love because we are free to choose who to love.
Posted by gutzman on 12-16-2018
pencilneckgeek
There are instances that money is involved and it cannot be helped. Money and success is as attractive too, people tend to gravitate to success. For example, many young celebrities here in my country whether male or female marry older businessmen and politicians. Of course, it is because of the security that those partners can provide that had a high impact on their decision to be with those much older persons. As long as they love each other it doesn't matter what the initial motive was.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-17-2018
jpk0007
If the age difference is very high in between the spouses then there might be some ulterior motive involved inthe relationship. There are cases where very elderly men take advantage of the financial condition of a family and marry the girls who are very young. There are also cases where girls who are young purposely marry an elderly man only because he is very rich. As long as there is no coercion involved in a relationship the Society has no role to play in such relationships which may be based on lust or greed for Money.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-16-2018
Caguioa747
Age ain't nothing but a number. A number that directly correlates with a bunch of personal factors such as maturity, goals, and preferences, or even cultural generational differences. So I guess the answer is yes?
Posted by Caguioa747 on 12-16-2018
Vinsanity
In my opinion, who are we to judge? Age does not matter. I mean if they really love each other and their relationship was genuine, who are we to break them apart? Like the saying says, love knows no boundaries. Unfortunately, we are in a world where judging eyes are everywhere. Most of us have this point of view where when we see a couple whose age gap is that high, money or wealth is the reason behind why they are going out together.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-16-2018
davedaot
Age doesn't matter if you are a strong type of person who don't think about what other people are thinking about you, as long as you love your partner then I don't think age does matter, I'm the type of person who fights for the someone or something that I love no matter what everyone else thinks about me
Posted by davedaot on 12-16-2018
Denis_P
I mean, who are we to judge whether or not a couple is truly in love? Yes, you certainly have plenty of sugar mama/sugar daddy situations, but I don’t think we should judge those either. If they’re two responsible adults not breaking any laws, then we are in no position to be passing any sort of judgment.

That being said, can age differences cause problems in relationships? Sure. I mean, a 20-year-old is still figuring themselves out, while a 60-year-old has figured themselves out a long time ago. This gap in knowledge/experience can result in some issues, but it’s nothing that can’t be worked out if they’re actually in love.

I mean, I’m a 26 year old man and I’d be open to dating a 50 year old woman if there was a mutual attraction.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-17-2018
knnon
I think this is something that I'll have to say it depends. I mean as long as both aren't minors then I guess it's okay. I think it's wrong to pursue someone who is years younger due to the issue of maturity. Even if a person is matured for their age they still do have a lot of growing up to do. I think the "age doesn't matter" line only works well for someone who are 28 above. People are more likely more emotionally and mentally matured by that age.
Posted by knnon on 12-17-2018
Tehilah27
If the age difference isn't beyond 10 years then l believe it is alright but when it starts getting closer to 20 years, then it begins to matter. In the beginning, it might not appear to matter but when you age more and people start asking if your partner is your father or mother, it is then you will realise that it matters. When you are 40 and your partner is edging towards 70 and they are not as active as they used to be or as interested in the things you are into, that is when the age gap will hit you. When they start dealing with old age issues and you are still struggling to hang on to the last years of your youth and trying to get rid of whatever will give a clue to your real age, that is when the age difference will hit you
Posted by Tehilah27 on 12-17-2018
dullian
It matters for from a legal point of view. You can't expect to have relationships with minors without consequences, but that should be the only instance when age matters, now if you're dating someone with a significant age difference but still within legal boundaries, it's up to you if you want to make your relationship public.
Posted by dullian on 12-18-2018