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Does Age Really Matter in a Relationship?
By Irsan Kao
"When people fall in love, they don't necessarily take age into consideration. What usually matters for them is how they feel for that person. This is a fact which is dominant when it comes to males. Besides, asking a person you're dating upfront..."
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When people fall in love, they don't necessarily take age into consideration. What usually matters for them is how they feel for that person. This is a fact which is dominant when it comes to males. Besides, asking a person you're dating upfront about their age is considered to be rude.

Their is a cliche that says "Age doesn't matter in love". There are a lot of people who believe in this saying. In fact, most of them have gotten married and have surpassed difficult challenges in their married life. However, there are still people who don't believe in that saying. But the so-called May-December affair is relatively common in society right now and people have slowly learned to accept it.

For some relationship experts, a relationship with a big age gap will still work depending on the situation. It also depends on the outlook in life of the people involved, as well as how people handle their relationship. Regardless of age, it is actually and individual's disposition that will determine the outcome of his relationship with another person.

In the society today, there are many couples who have a big age gap between them. There are men who have younger wives and women who have younger husbands. For men predominantly, they find younger age in the opposite sex as somewhat attractive. With younger partners, they may boost confidence from them.

For most young women who seek older men, it is quite common that they're looking for maturity and confidence as well. Oftentimes, they seek someone who is older because they would want someone who can understand them better and perhaps guide them as well since older men have more experience in life.

But sometimes, there are people who are far more mature than their age. That is why although they have partners who are either way older or younger than them, they're still able to adjust to any situation their relationship might be in.

The main are are where problems might exist though would be when it comes to handling the family's finances. If one of the couple is earning more then the other, conflicts may arise. But as in any relationships, conflicts are to be expected. And these issues can be quickly resolved through open communication.

Of course, you cannot avoid family and friends who might not be supportive in your relationship. But do not let this discourage you. If this happens, you should take it as a challenge to work harder in your relationship to prove to them that you can handle it and that you love the person you're with regardless of their age.

If you make age an issue, this will surely affect your relationship. But if you accept your partner whole heartily, then you should be able to adjust pretty well in your relationship and make it work for both of you.

Ultimately, the choices you make in your life are solely yours. Age shouldn't really matter for as long as you love the person you're with. Always have a positive attitude in your relationship and try to be as understanding as you can be. If you do this, you will definitely not regret having your partner in your life.

Article Submitted on: Aug 31, 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: IRSAN KAO
Irsan's passion is to write on wide varieties of subjects. His latest writing is at http://www.freshlookcontacts.net which contains reviews on freshlook contacts and other information about contacts lenses.
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