Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
The title says it all. If a guy of 27 and a girl of 19 are very much in love, should the age difference be a major factor? Would you consider such a relationship very odd? May be a silly question, but you would be surprised at the different opinions people have.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
No, not in the beginning. The freshness of a new relationship is always exciting at first, but eventually the novelty will wear off. Enjoy the company of a 19 yr old while you can...make the most of it. But I predict it will not last. Rarely does a relationship with a person before they're an adult usually does last. So enjoy now, prepare for the fall later.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
ACFA From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Not to start a flame war or anything, but I can imagine the responses would be very different if it was about a 17 year old and a 21 year old. Such relationships are illegal in many jurisdictions, but they happen more often than you think. Its funny how we can set some magical number where everything somehow becomes okay; I think whether theres anything wrong with a relationship depends on a lot of things (i.e. maturity). Of course co-ersion is also something that many worry about with age differences; such concerns seem to be more prevalent when its the male that is older.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14811 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
In my case, my girlfriend and myself are also apart by eight years, only that she is 32 and I'm 40 years old.
And it is working since 7 years, even though we have the additional handicap of living in different countries.
CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
As long as you are at equivalent levels of maturity I don't see a problem. 19 year old girls can have difficulty discussing things other than what was on TV last night or what their friends said to them on IM that day.
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6398 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 11): 19 is old enough and mature enough to get through things so not much issues I think
Quoting Superfly (Reply 14): Not a problem at all. 19 is a legal adult weather or not the parents like it or not.
!9 is ok by me. She is legal and nobody can change that. However, 19 is still young and has a lot of growing up to do. By the time 27 rolls around you should have plenty of life experience. Your level of maturity may be different, but maybe not I don't know either one of you. If you dig each other roll with it. I once dated a woman who was 20 years older than me. It was great. People gave us crap about it all the time. Her job transferred her out of state and I was still in college. So it didn't work out, but hey I still had a great time.