Weelll, my boyfriend is actually a few months younger than I am, so we're really pretty much the same age I guess. Like a lot of people have said, I see it as sort of a maturity thing. I, for one, do get along a lot better with people 2+ years older than I am, and even most of my friends online are over 20. However, I do feel there is a limit, especially at my age (15) where you get people dating someone who's 21. I feel that if you aren't 18 yet, 2-3 years is probably the limit you should go.
Then again, my parents are 14 years apart, haha. But they did meet when they were both legal, so it doesn't bother me.
I seriously do not like age gaps, it creeps the crap out of me, I mean if you're over 20 and you date someone 5 years older that's okay, it's legal. But when people do the whole 15 dating a 21 year old, its weird and frickn illegal. Myself personally, I wouldn't date anyone more than 8-9 months younger than me, I wouldn't mind dating older, no more than 2 years older though. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER, gets on my nerves. A lot.
My boyfriend is almost 4 years older than me but we're on this edge, so i guess 3. I like to think that age doesn't matter but realistically looking it does at other parts in life. Now, if you're 15 like me, anyone older by 4 years is too mature for me and it frankly just sounds wrong even though it might not hurt the relationship as much. I honestly don't like dating people who are younger than me more than one year. But as more you grow up, even those 4 years that seem huge now,it starts to fade. I mean, if you're 20 and he's 24, you wouldn't even ask yourself. In my opinion, anything over 4 years,until you hit your 18th, is just a bit too much. About them being younger is just your and your choice only.
age doesnt matter unless its out of preportions. like my girlfriend is one year older than me which is ok. but if youre like 15 and dating a 30 its kinda wierd. Im not saying that i dont approve of it, im just saying that theyre a LITTE bit too old for you.
Well, my boyfriend and I are 10 years apart. Yes, the age difference is... wow, but we are both committed to each other and we make it work. Its more of a maturity thing if you ask me, My friends have always been way older then me and I simply liked hanging out with older people because I have always been more mature then those in my age group. Love is love, no matter what. If we could control it, then I'm sure a lot of people would.
aHHHH I feel like I'm the only one who is the older one in the relationship commenting here, the age difference is only less than a year though. I still feel like the baby I still feel I'm younger than her ahh hELP I don't really know what my opinion on this is, but I don't really care all that much. ;uu; I have a friend who is 17 and is dating a twenty year old, they both seem happy though and it's only like 3 years. vuv I guess it really depends!! ;o;
As long as it is all legal there's no big issue really as long as both persons involved are happy and commited. Personally I wouldn't be involved romantically with anyone old enough to be my parent but that's just my preference and I don't have a problem with large age gap relationships within legalities.
I'm actually dating someone who is 4 years older than me. She's 20 and I'm 16. I turn 17 in March and she turns 21 in November. It makes me feel more comfortable dating people older than I am simply because I'm a lot more mature than many people my age that I know. I never really hang around people my age either except for in school when I'm in classes. Just easier to be around older people. But I will agree with most people that there is definetly a limit haha
Nooone! /fearslove But I guess if it ever happened a year or two older ;u;.
I think relationships are just starting to turn into a "style" if you will, like you get cool kid points for dating U:. Like when you see 13 yr olds screaming "WE'LL BE TOGETHER FUREVURRRR!!!" and their parter is like 17. I'm just like what, no, you are still a child! I don't think anyone should be dating 'till 16/17 or up. Some people go to fast then you end up with a pregnant 14 yr old. Or a 13 yr old father e__o; But then again a 16 yr old dating someone who's 20+ is weird?? Ah i'll shut up now xD
Well as a teen ager, I think big gaps of age can be weird. But maybe as an adult (no I 'm not talking about those 80 year old guys with daughters older then their girl friend) it can be a bigger gap. o3o
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I hate relationships ffffff /stillsobbingoverlastone BUT I THINK IT'S OKAY if it's like 2-3 years difference when it comes to teen dating, but for more serious things when you're like 25 and older, a ten year difference won't really matter, As long as it's not like you're 30 and with a 60 year old ew das nasty.
I dunno bro I don't think I would date someone younger than me because like I'm 14 so younger than me could be like 12 and that would be kind of weird ovo I would date someone older than me by a year or two but not a lot I mean like I dunno. I think if he was more than 1 or 2 years older my parents would beat the snot out of me.
I am sort of conflicted on the whole AGE IS JUST A NUMBER statement. Because, in a sense it is, yes, but it also depends on why you're stating it and in what defence you're using it for, if that makes sense? Because it seems a lot of people say it to give justification as to why they're seeking out a relationship with someone who is younger, because it probably has bad implications (like, it's ILLEGAL).
I guess as other people have said, the older you are, the less age has an impact. I wouldn't have pursued a relationship with my boyfriend if I was in my early teens, because I feel me being thirteen, and him being eighteen is not only illegal but it also just rubs me the wrong way. I have a lot of respect for the law, the age of consent, and statutory rape is also a serious offence. I also just don't think YOUNG TEENAGERS SHOULD BE PURSUING THEM ANYWAY???? But that's my personal opinion. I wasn't in a relationship until I was eighteen, going on nineteen, and I had no desire to be in one before then.
I feel the older you are, age has less impact? Like a 16 and 21 year old I feel weird about, but someone who is 25 and 30 I wouldn't think twice of. Maturity has a big impact on it, rather then just age. I mean, if they are around your generation (+/- 10 years max?) and you are both over 21 then it really doesn't bug me. It's weird age gaps with those 21 and younger that kind of worry me simply because I know I was a different person at age 16, 18, and now at 21!
Tbh I think it's more about maturity for me than it is about age. I tend to act younger than I actually am, so I usually to relate better to people 1-3 years younger than me. I often feel under pressure by people that are older than my actual age.
I think there is a limit, and that too much of a gap between ages can get really creepy, but I think the maturity level of both people should be taken into account too.
When I was 15 I dated a 19 year old and it was weird XD But I think when I'm like a bit older, like in my twenties, I won't mind dating older guys. Like if I'm 20 and the guy is 24? No biggie! It's mostly about maturity level to me and what phase of growing up you're at.
I think its different when you're still in high school or middle school. Due to the different grades and the amount of power they hold, it may seem weird for someone to date someone who isn't in their grade. (Younger or older)
Same age, I don't mind if it's only a few months to a year apart but ANY OTHER TIME IT FEELS AWKWARD. ;; Personally, I don't understand the whole "age is just a number" thing. Especially when a 14 year old is dating a 21 year old. :I
I actually don't think age effects but it's maturity that matters. I know some super mature people a few years younger then me and some really immature people years older then me. As of write now I think I have a mini crush on someone three years older then me, and apparently she's into younger girls so that's completely fine.
I feel extremely uncomfortable with people who claim age is just a number. I hate thinking about like how old that person was when the other was born, like ugh. Lots of people are born around the same time as you, go find one of them. Myself have never dated anyone over two years older than me or a year younger. But dating people in the five year range back or forth seems okay to me?? |D I feel like that's a fair age range.
I know a friend of mine who is like 16 and dates a 22 year old. Irks the hell out of me. And she gets so irritable with me when I voice my opinion about it. Yet she insists upon talking about it all the time.