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Age gap 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645853

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If it works, then just leave it alone. Known a few couples in my time where there was a large age difference, and there was never any issues that I know of that where talked about.
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A lady,I once worked with,her husband was 17 years older than her, he had been married and divorced,him and his ex wife shared three children,all adults now,
The age gap has never been an issue for them.
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I know a few couples where the age gap was never a problem until the older partner had health problems and the younger one became more of a carer. Mind you that can strike if you are the same age. If the couple are happy that is all that matters.

I don't wish to come over as boastful but, when I was in my forties I had a couple of girls in their twenties whom had a bit of a crush on me - to be honest I found it all a bit strange and couldn't work out what we would have in common.

My wife is about eighteen months older than me, so I tell everyone that I'm her toy boy. :laugh: :laugh:
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One of the happiest couples I know is where the man is 23 years older, it’s lasted 14 years and long may it continue
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Age gap 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645951

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It's more about compatibility and both partners investing in the relationship.Relationship/ no relationship, life will throw you curves.
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aviator wrote: in the generation previous to mine wives were generally 5 to 10 years younger. for my generation it was about 2 years.
for both my children, the wives are a few months older


I, now feel our ancestors were right in looking for a much younger wife at least on one count. for the type of environment we have here for most people ( leaving aside metropolitan, westernized people ). a single elder gentleman , it seems to me from what I see around, finds life much more difficult then an elder lady. for there is very small chance for the elders to find a companion again.

but then, there are other reasons to the contrary.

obviously, this will not apply to many other cultures

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Have you ever thought about the terms bachelor and spinster that describe unmarried people, still in use in some circles , e.g. on legal documents? To my mind bachelor seems to imply the happy carefree existence of a man without ties, while spinster gives the impression of dowdiness, the dull single life of a female carer or a woman who has not been asked to form a partnership with a man because she is somewhat lacking in the necessary attributes of a wife.
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Age gap 1 month 1 week ago #3647631

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In your eyes maybe.
To me a spinster is a wise woman
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When a reporter asked Joan Collins if the big age difference between her and her husband Percy bothered her - she is some 30 odd years older than him - she is quoted as saying, "Well, if he dies, he dies."

Atta girl!
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My late husband was 11 years older than me. We had 46 yrs together
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