Why Age Matters in Relationships (and Why It Totally Doesn’t)

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They say love is blind, but it does seem to turn other people’s heads when you’re dating someone who is quite a bit older or younger than you. There’s an automatic judgment on your relationship, and it’s assumed that for any number of reasons these relationships don’t work. However, when your sweetie is almost as old as your parents, there are some things to that do and don’t matter when it comes to making your relationship work.

Why Age Doesn’t Matter

1. Your sex life.

An older lover can teach you a lot and maybe even match your stamina. If the sexual chemistry is there, it’s there regardless of the age gap.

2. Meeting family.

Your dad was going to grill whoever it was that you brought home for Christmas, so your older partner might do better than the last six sweethearts since he might have more in common with your parents.

3. Financial stability.

Hopefully, both you and your older partner are financially stable. However, even if you’re not (or she’s not) as longer as you’re not dependent on the other for getting your bills paid then it won’t add strain to your relationship.

4. Politics.

If you disagree with someone’s politics, it doesn’t mean that you’re not attracted to them. In this case, you have options. You can engage in a lively debate on topics you care about in hopes of swaying your boyfriend with your young idealism, or you can agree to disagree.

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