I truly believe that age is just a number and, as Mark Twain said, that age is an issue of mind over matter.
We then started talking about two practical matters surrounding their age difference.
"Not everyone is down with the idea of dating outside of their age group, though.
An NYC reader shared that although she doesn't really date yet, a lot of men who express interest in her are in their 30s, which just feels weird.
Other people have criticized my friend and told her that it's "typical" that an "older man" wants to be with a "younger woman" and that she should watch out because he may trade her in again in 10 years. He has not given her any such indication that he traded someone else in for her, or that he would "trade" her in in the future.
Just because neither one of them has found anyone closer to their own age to enter into a relationship with doesn't make this one bad, or improper, or anything less than it is - two people falling in love.
The typical reason being, “that’s who I’m more attracted to.” But again, the “sex appeal boundary” gets pushed out further and further as women in their 50’s and 60’s find themselves as public sex symbols. Is it wise for a woman of 55 to consider a relationship with a man who is 65 or 70?
Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.It's about connection." She also told us that she's with an older guy who has shown her how a man can behave in a relationship and taught her that she deserves someone responsible and in touch with his own emotions. Discovering and believing that you deserve a respectful, mature, thoughtful partner is a seriously important lesson, no matter how you learn it. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain The question is simple, as life expectancy goes up and people take better and better care of themselves, do traditional notions of appropriate age differences in relationships matter?"I feel like older men only want to date younger girls solely for sex," she told us. Almost every girl we surveyed came to the same conclusion: While age is a number you should take into account when you're deciding who to date, ultimately a relationship comes down to how two people relate to one another, regardless of what year you were born in.An LA reader put it best: "At the end of the day, love isn't about age.One, yes, statistically, he will likely die first, but that's a stupid reason not to fall in love with someone older than you. That could be a deal breaker with dating someone older who already has children and doesn't want to have anymore, but it's not for him. I shared with her that I have seen numerous marriages, really successful and happy marriages, where one spouse is 15-20 years older than the other.