Furthermore, it is expected that with age comes maturity, which isn’t true.Maturity is something that develops after experiences we face in life; you don’t just magically become mature on your 25th birthday.Whatever the case, it may have happened for a reason.
The majority of us have future plans and hope to be at a certain point by a certain age, but that isn’t always the reality of the situation.
People always say, “Act your age.” We are expected to leave our childish behaviors at our high school graduations and be mature “adults.” That is not the case for everyone, though, because we are all on our own, natural paths.
We then explain to the kids that age gaps seem bigger when you are younger, but that as you get older, that gap gets smaller and becomes relatively inconsequential. But, do age gaps become bigger again as we get older? I have a friend who is dating a guy 16 years her senior. My first response was that age shouldn't matter at all.
In my ideal mind, love should conquer all and who is to say that there has to be some standard age protocol for falling in love.
Don’t close yourself off based on age, but take into consideration where people of different ages are in their lives.
Just because someone is a certain age doesn’t mean he or she fits a certain status quo.
Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by 2UE Radio – Talking Relationships, on the topic ‘Age gaps in relationships and does it matter’. Do you have similar interests and outlooks on life? Make sure you’re both in the same place if you want the relationship to work.
We see many celebrities enjoying age gap relationships: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart being just a few examples. While some people will accept your relationship without batting an eyelid, there will be others who won’t approve. If they’re the older one, is it love or are they simply trying to prove that they can still bag a younger hottie? This applies to relationship stages too: if the older partner is looking to settle down and the younger is still carefree, or if one partner wants kids and the other either is too young to be ready or is older and already has a family, then things may not work out. You can find someone with the right maturity level.
Just like couples who are the same age, if you aren’t on the same page, things will be just as difficult.
Not only does society judge dating outside our ages, but it also expects that we all age and develop at the same rate.
Of course, he has seen more days on this Earth, but that doesn’t mean he understands where he stands in life more than you do.