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Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 17th 2013, 06:58 PM

I'm not talking about months or a year , something like 5 years or so .
What do you thinks about age difference ? I'd like to hear your opinions.
   
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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 17th 2013, 08:02 PM

I don't think it matters much to me; but people in relationships like that (say, a girl is 15 years old and a guy is 20) needs to understand why people would be against relationships like that and should do their best to prove those people wrong. Show them it's possible to be in a healthy relationship where both respect each other and are responsible.
Overall though, as long as they aren't hurting anyone, let them do what they want.


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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 17th 2013, 08:16 PM

Age doesn't matter that much, as long as it's not like 20 yo to 40 yo, because that's just weird (but I know couples that had such an age gap, and they had happy life together). Listen to your heart, as long as you love each other, understand each other and simply want to be together, age won't matter.
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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 19th 2013, 05:05 AM

Well, it certainly can. Primarily it depends on the age of the people in the relationship. For example, there's a far cry from a fifteen-year-old being with a twenty-year-old and a twenty-one-year-old being with a twenty-six-year-old. Even aside from the legal standpoint, there's a huge difference in maturity between a teenager and a young adult, whereas the older you get, the less of a maturity difference there is in a five-year gap, or sometimes in an even wider gap. It's about where you are at in life, more than the number.



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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 20th 2013, 02:12 AM

Age does matter. A lot. Not specifically the age itself, but the age reflects a level of maturity and wisdom. Since I am currently dating a 16 year old, and I'm 20, I can assure you that our maturity levels are quite different - I have experienced most of what teenagehood has to offer, and she has experienced very little - it results in a lot of clashing on many issues. That being said, we have a very healthy relationship and are very committed, and that's the main thing.
   
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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 24th 2013, 05:59 AM

Yes and no. Maturity matters more. I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 21, and our maturity levels are fairly close. He's experienced more of 'adulthood' than I have, but it doesn't bother him that I'm not 100% on his level. (He actually gets kind of excited when he can 'help' me with things.)

Age matters more in a legal standpoint, because due to where we live, if I was, say 15, and he was 19, it wouldn't matter how mature I was, we couldn't have sex, or do most sexual things.

So age matters for this reason, but if sex isn't even on the table, it's more a maturity thing.
   
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Re: Does age difference matters in a relationship ? - September 24th 2013, 06:37 AM

I say no. However, like everyone has said, the maturity DOES matter.

What I wanna know is what people think of cougars.


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