These are comments by MediaHound and Archy on the post “Older Women and Younger Men — More Than Just a Hot New Trend“.
What do you think about relationships that break the traditional older-man/younger-woman mold?
“Frankly I don’t think about them much at all – I’ve been too busy myself having relationships with other men where there have been age differences as high as 45+! Athletic, Body Building, Church Ministers Academics (Prof) don’t come along that often – so one does have to grab them whilst one can. 😛 Of course, as I have matured I have even had the opportunity to have a go at -20+ and then -30+!
“I do have to say that such age differences do tend to get people making comment—but as I have always pointed out to people, who think it’s their business to enquire and make comment—‘it’s non of your F###ING Business!’.”
What age gap do you think works best in relationships?
“As they say ‘mind the gap’. I work on the relationship—age is not the issue, just as ethnic/racial origin is not the issue, or socio/economic background, or eduction (having a piece of paper does not make you intelligent), in fact I find that the only issue where a gap may have significance is sexuality—and even, that is not a deal breaker for everyone!”
“”I’m happy to date about 8 years my senior or junior. 20-35ish, I am 27. Some of the best relationships I’ve seen though have had a younger wife, I dunno why but it’s just how it seems to be. I’m sure older wife/younger husband dynamic can be very successful but it all depends on the people more than their age, a dramaqueen at 20 may or may not still be one at 30.
“I ignore age mostly and go more for maturity levels, usually it seems to be based on decade, like 20′s, 30′s, life status (are they out of university, do they have kids, etc). But there’s also an unknown element, that magic feeling of butterflies and falling into a big crush on them which I can’t say for sure who that will be, I’ve had feelings for women of about the 20-35ish mark.”
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