How do you feel about age gap relationships?

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Like the title says, what's your opinion on the matter?
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Well unless you were both delievered at the exact same time, there will always be a gap in age between relationships - whether it's a day or 10 years.
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Well unless you were both delievered at the exact same time, there will always be a gap in age between relationships - whether it's a day or 10 years.
Good point. How do you feel about large age gaps like a 18 year old dating a 30 or 40 year old? Or a 25 year old dating a 40 year old?
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So long as its legal, I dont care. Why would I concern myself over other people's relationships.
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So long as its legal, I dont care. Why would I concern myself over other people's relationships.
Second time today I’m getting PRSOM :stomp:
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So long as its legal, I dont care. Why would I concern myself over other people's relationships.
So if a 16 year old dated an 18 year old would you see that as improper as opposed to a 50 year old dating an 18 year old?
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This question seems to pop up every day in some form.
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i think it don't matter lol
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So if a 16 year old dated an 18 year old would you see that as improper as opposed to a 50 year old dating an 18 year old?
Both are legal... I wouldnt care about either...
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Both are legal... I wouldnt care about either...
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This question seems to pop up every day in some form.
Yep. And almost always by first-time or anonymous posters.
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(Original post by LovelyMrFox)
Both are legal... I wouldnt care about either...
okay then what about a 15 year old and an 18 year old?
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okay then what about a 15 year old and an 18 year old?
Thats not legal.
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(Original post by LovelyMrFox)
Thats not legal.
But you said why should you concern yourself over someone else's love life but now it's an issue. The age gap and maturity level between a 15 year old and an 18 year old is much closer than a 50 year old and an 18 year old. The law doesn't decide when you become mature. Everyone's different so the question isn't from a legal perspective
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(Original post by Itadori.1)
But you said why should you concern yourself over someone else's love life but now it's an issue. The age gap and maturity level between a 15 year old and an 18 year old is much closer than a 50 year old and an 18 year old. The law doesn't decide when you become mature. Everyone's different so the question isn't from a legal perspective
Well my answer and opinion is based on a legal perspective.
I think its up to the individuals in the relationship to gauge their maturity and form a relationship based on that, assuming its within the bounds of the law. Even if I had a negative opinion on age gaps, it isnt going to have an affect on what other people do, so why would I work myself up in the first place? Let people live their lives and make their own choices.
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If it's legal, there's no problem and none of my business anyway.
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Going to go against the grain here, IMO in the majority of cases they’re unhealthy and fall into categories 1 or 2:

1) older partner (99% of the time a man) is using the younger one for sex without having any genuine feelings/attachment. This wouldn’t be bad if the older partner was honest about this but generally they’re not.

2) older partner has genuine feelings but is a manchild and unable to get anyone their own age. Better than the above example but still a bit dodgy and it would upset me if I had a daughter/son as the younger partner in this situation.

3) Both have their **** together and know it isn’t anything serious. Nothing wrong with this but it’s quite rare compared to the 2 above IMO.

4) Both have their **** together and it is genuinely serious. Never seen this.

Let’s be honest here it’s going to be quite rare for well adjusted guy to be able to form an emotional connection with a woman who doesn’t meet the half age plus 7 rule. I’m early twenties and while I’m still attracted to 18yos and probably still will be at 60 even now they seem like children in conversation.
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(Original post by concernedLMAO)
Going to go against the grain here, IMO in the majority of cases they’re unhealthy and fall into categories 1 or 2:

1) older partner (99% of the time a man) is using the younger one for sex without having any genuine feelings/attachment. This wouldn’t be bad if the older partner was honest about this but generally they’re not.

2) older partner has genuine feelings but is a manchild and unable to get anyone their own age. Better than the above example but still a bit dodgy and it would upset me if I had a daughter/son as the younger partner in this situation.

3) Both have their **** together and know it isn’t anything serious. Nothing wrong with this but it’s quite rare compared to the 2 above IMO.

4) Both have their **** together and it is genuinely serious. Never seen this.

Let’s be honest here it’s going to be quite rare for well adjusted guy to be able to form an emotional connection with a woman who doesn’t meet the half age plus 7 rule. I’m early twenties and while I’m still attracted to 18yos and probably still will be at 60 even now they seem like children in conversation.
You are allowed to cite me and my wife under point 4 in the future! 😁
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You are allowed to cite me and my wife under point 4 in the future! 😁
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So long as its legal, I dont care. Why would I concern myself over other people's relationships
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