Discussing :: Age difference - how much does it matter?


It shouldn't really matter with age. If you fall for someone and they feel the same. And you both don't care about the age differences it shouldn't matter. If people around you think its weird well thats there problem. You can't help who you fall for. Age is just a number.


I don't think it matters at all when you are in love. I know of many couples with a big age difference are now happily married.


Age difference matters when the gap is huge and children are involved (especially when the kids and new partner are the same age). Money of course can help ease the pain.


Age doesn't seem much of an issue with those blue pills available on the market. But the age gap must surely get to ya. If not for the being seen out in public factor then just in private conversation "Oh I love this song, I used to have it on blue vinyl"...... "What's vinyl?"


I like the 'half plus eight' rule: Divide your age by half and add eight to get the youngest you should date; subtract eight and multiply by two for the oldest. So if you're twenty, then no younger than 18 and no older than 24. Thirty, then no younger than 23 and no older than 44. The gap gets wider as you get older and maturity changes less.

I'm 47, does that mean between 41 and 82?!? OR could I get a 20 and 21 year old and screw them together and 2 41 year old women and screw them together also :-)


I started off with a girl 6 yrs older. Now with a girl 6 yrs younger..... I prefer the younger one :D


Well, my new gf is 10 years younger.... again. Somewhat of a pattern emerging methinks. I concur, Simon.


I have been in a serious and committed happy relationship for 11 years and by any measure it would be considered a success. We are both really happy and the strength of our relationship is based on being great mates . . .

However, when we met and started to 'hook up' no one thought it would work . . . because we had an almost 2 decade age gap . . . the funny thing is that all the people who thought it would never work are now on their 3rd or 4th relationship and we are going stronger than ever!

Age is never an issue when love is real. We all live in the same 'age' and people shouldn't judge others based on some number. The fact is that physical age is a poor measure of maturity or wisdom. True love knows no such boundaries and my successful, happy relationship is living proof of that fact!

Sorry, couldnt resist and dont take this the wrong way but what happens when she hits her peak mid thirties and you, a fifty something, probably balding and lets hope "not overweight", more interested in watchig rugby and drinking beer than getting it on due to the physical stress' of getting on, happens?? I know my wife hit her peak mid thirties, only it wasnt her peak and it still keeps getting better & better even a decade on, luckily she is three years older than me!! All the best anyway, you are a great looking couple!


My wife is only a little olde than me. We have been together for 15 years.
I think that a larger age gap would not matter as long as you know what each other wants from the relationship and that you are constantly open and honest with each other.


Doesn't. it's all about who you are as a person... Love isn't baised ;)


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