Well, I hope my little rant has helped open some minds, but most likely if you’re a man, you probably weren’t listening, and if you’re a woman, you already know I’m full of rubbish.
You can choose who you want to be with, but not who you truly love.
You may fall in love with someone your own age or you may fall in love with someone older or younger than yourself.
Age differences in relationships can cause scrutiny, strife, uneasiness and discrimination. Well, society believes that age-related variances (i.e.
goals, interests, expectations, beliefs and experiences) prevent these types of relationships from flourishing.
Moreover, if one of the individuals is an adult and the other one is a minor (under the age of 18); the adult in the relationship may be charged with statutory rape or a similar offense.
Although many relationships with an age difference survive and even thrive, it is important to recognize the disadvantages associated with dating someone older or younger than yourself.
If you are wondering what drawbacks are associated with dating someone that is a different age – you have come to the right place.
Listed below are some hardships associated with age-gap relationships.• Goals One of the disadvantages of dating someone older or younger is that you may have different goals.
For instance, if you are young woman, your goals may be to get married, purchase your first home and start a family, while your much older boyfriend’s goals may be to advance in his career, take care of his aging parents and/or retire in a few years.