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warriorwritergirl77This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Jan. 21 at 10:04 pm

Okay, so this society really seems to look down up relationships where there are significant age gaps, especially in the 10-15+ yr age gap. I just learned about famous puppeteer Nina Conti who was in love with her mentor, Ken Campbell, they even were romantically involved at one point but she was ashamed of it because of their 33 year age gap. She carried so much regret when he died because she distanced herself from him due to her feelings and his age. So I was thinking, how much does age really matter in love? Isn't is possible that two souls can connect despite a large age gap? Like Celine Dion and her late husband. I'm starting to think that age is really just a number and shouldn't limit one's choice in love. Now I'm talking about adults, like once a peron is officially an adult, why can't that person love someone of an older age?
 
Thoughts...?

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Daniel.W.Evensen replied...
Feb. 2 at 11:45 am

To be honest, I am a regular straight white male who is very traditional. I will only date girls who are, at a max, two years younger than me. However, I do not have a problem with a 33 year age gap. However, the girl who loves him, has to take the future in her own hands. if in case he dies.

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drowning replied...
Feb. 12 at 11:01 pm

Personally, the youngest I would date is a good one or two years while the oldest is two to three due to my age right now. I'm actually with someone almost a year younger than I am. I don't think there's anything wrong with say, someone who is 20, being with someone who is 30. It's their lives. As long as they keep their futures in mind, there isn't a problem as long as it's in a reasonable and legal setting.

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StArFish1202This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Nov. 15 at 7:27 pm

I personally doo not have a problem with large age gaps as long as both people are adults. I do agree though that the younger of the two should have some sort of plan for when the other passes, but as long as both partners are happy with eachother and the lives they have chosen then I am ok with the age gap.
 
I should maybe mention that my aunt was at one time married to a man 20 years older than she. His family was blessed with long life spans so they were together for a long while, into their high 70s and 90s. This may be influencing my beliefs, but I do still try to consider all sides.  :)

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Andrea.Renee.02 replied...
yesterday at 2:34 pm

I don't think age matters at all! Love is for any ages and for EVERYONE. I don't care the age difference, it's all about personality and how they treat you :). If they're 20 years older, more..? Then great! you love them, that doesn't change

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yesterday at 6:12 pm

I mean... there's a lot to be cautious about, honestly. I'd be concerned that someone much older than me was simply taking advantage-- and if you're older, I don't understand the appeal of dating someone that much younger. I'm not saying it's completely impossible for there to be love, but it's like... this is someone who's at a completely different stage of their life, with a lot more experience. And there are a lot of people out there who only want people who are younger for their bodies. So honestly? I wouldn't date someone who was much older or younger than me.

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