There are people who strongly believe that same-age-love helps in understanding each other’s psych better with deeper compatibility, while others percieve age to be just a number. We asked celebs to share if age really matters in a relationship, best acceptable age-gap and the pros and cons of the age difference. Let’s take a look at what the gen-next feels.
Romantic couples with a large age-gap often lead to raised eyebrows. Studies have found that partners with more than a 10-year age-gap experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, we all prefer someone our own age, yet are open to someone 10-15 years junior or senior. In my opinion it doesn’t matter. It shouldn’t either!
If someone draws a line of age differences, it’s a silly ‘rule’, and it doesn’t appear to have any science behind it. The ideal age-gap in a relationship is actually much smaller than you might think. As long as both are adults, it’s absolutely fine.
You cannot always help who you fall in love with, and sometimes, the person may be quite older — or younger — than yourself. Naysayers may tell you it won’t work; however, according to couples who are in such partnerships, there are ways to make it work.
I personally do not think age difference matters for a couple in a relationship.
Best acceptable age gap is kind of tricky to tell because there is physical age and mental age. If you guys connect mentally even though there is a huge age gap then nothing like it. So it’s hard to gauge.
Pros and cons of the are also unique with due respect to the individual couple. It could be anything ranging from needs to stability or a simple communication.
In an ideal scenario, the age gap between the lovers shouldn’t be huge, as that invariably results in the difference in temperament, thought process and way of life.
If you have an age difference of, say 5-7 years, you are likely to share common topics of interest, have similar temperament and thought process. Hence, the compatibility is likely to be better.
If your partner is a few years older to you, he or she is likely to have more experience and exposure. That might come in handy when it comes to decision-making. Also, since the age difference isn’t stark, you are likely to have better compatibility. The flip side of a steep age-gap is that there’s likely to be a generation gap, which results in conflict of thoughts and priorities.
I don’t believe age matters between a couple in a relationship, obviously they both have to be over the age of consent. Aside from that age is man-made. Two souls can be any age and just click. I have friends who have married someone 10 or 15 years older to them and have similar personalities. I’ve met old souls in young bodies and vice versa.
What is acceptable is sadly dictated by society but one should never let others dictate their happiness. As long as you’re both happy and not breaking the law, then it’s nobody else’s business.
The pros definitely have to be experience and knowledge. When someone is older they’re just more secure about themselves. Cons may be found by way of an example – music tastes, need to regularly socialise, friendship group age-gaps and others. But love conquers always.
Chandan Roy Sanyal