AGE GAP (24)

Feb 12, 2018 6:00 PM CST AGE GAP
mjpd67
mjpd67mjpd67galway, Galway Ireland211 Threads 7 Polls 9,916 Posts
What in your opinion is a reasonable age gap for people dating who differ in years ?typing
Feb 12, 2018 8:57 PM CST AGE GAP
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Personally I think its only relevant for younger people. A 20 year old is way to old for a 16 year old partner, but a 50 year old with a partner in their 60's is no big deal.
Feb 13, 2018 10:42 AM CST AGE GAP
pat8lanips: Personally I think its only relevant for younger people. A 20 year old is way to old for a 16 year old partner, but a 50 year old with a partner in their 60's is no big deal.


I'd be up to a 10 or 12 year gap too

But only downwards laugh
Feb 13, 2018 1:44 PM CST AGE GAP
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 6,050 Posts
mjpd67: What in your opinion is a reasonable age gap for people dating who differ in years ?


I think personally ten years is enough.
On either side...younger or older.

But its up to the two people themselves.
If they r happy then, be happy. grin
Feb 14, 2018 4:41 AM CST AGE GAP
annaroachonline today!
annaroachonline today!annaroachLimerick, Ireland237 Threads 8,439 Posts
mjpd67: What in your opinion is a reasonable age gap for people dating who differ in years ?




If there is a big age difference, then for me, if the man is younger
it would depend on how mature he is .if ok,, up to 20 years younger is fine.
Feb 14, 2018 5:34 AM CST AGE GAP
MsContessa
MsContessaMsContessaMayo, Ireland28 Threads 1,773 Posts
I think a guy around my own age..
More things in common.....dunno
Feb 15, 2018 5:43 AM CST AGE GAP
OgGoDeoonline today!
OgGoDeoonline today!OgGoDeogalway, Galway Ireland21 Threads 404 Posts
mjpd67: What in your opinion is a reasonable age gap for people dating who differ in years ?
.....Well.....just a personal opinion....somebody either loves somebody or not......it's not like anybody can stop themselves aging......of course everyone would like to stay young and beautiful.... but that doesn't happen.....I know of a lot of younger, beautiful people and they are not happy either....sometimes people who are lovely and young end up being totally self centred and will use their partner for as much as they can get from them....look at all the beautiful film stars etc.....has been young and beautiful made them happy?.. No I don't think so.....anyway....best of luck to everyone on here who has found love.....
Feb 16, 2018 12:49 AM CST AGE GAP
mjpd67
mjpd67mjpd67galway, Galway Ireland211 Threads 7 Polls 9,916 Posts
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Feb 16, 2018 5:39 PM CST AGE GAP
18 adult..... to 120 that will be their years = 102 age gap is fine. :)

adult relationships should be about happiness together, not age.
if being with partner makes you happy for a second,. minute, hour , days, years....then go for it.
give thanks n praise for happy times together, when the end comes. we are all mere mortals.

don't listen to those who say coupes should be of a specific age . theres no magic formula re numbers or interests that guarantee success either way. don't be pressured by society to fence yourself in when it comes to love.

don't need anyone to say what need to have in common to love somebody. a loving feeling would do it . only can know that oneself.

imho.




cheers
Feb 20, 2018 10:11 AM CST AGE GAP
mjpd67: What in your opinion is a reasonable age gap for people dating who differ in years ?


Shouldn't matter when there's a good connection
Feb 20, 2018 11:11 AM CST AGE GAP
johnjobo: Shouldn't matter when there's a good connection


I think maybe it depends on the mental age as well as the physical age.

And by mental age, I don't mean people with mental disabilities :-)

I mean, some people are settled at 20, hate the pub/nightclub scene, don't like doing anything physically demanding, etc.
They could easily settle with a 60 something of similar taste.

Then there are physically active, sociable older people who would be bored to death with couch potatoes, so they would suit an active younger person.
Feb 20, 2018 1:24 PM CST AGE GAP
johnjjm
johnjjmjohnjjmco westmeath0000, Westmeath Ireland1 Threads 804 Posts
jaysus moll you have serious problems
Feb 20, 2018 1:55 PM CST AGE GAP
Deedee123x
Deedee123xDeedee123xLimerick, Ireland72 Threads 6,050 Posts
johnjobo: Shouldn't matter when there's a good connection


Agree totally.
Some should put away their lists once and for all, its a control issue i feel when you want to narrow down your "perfect match" ...right down to the eye colour preference.

I mean jeez, youd wonder is it really a member of the opposite sex they are really looking for at all.

laugh
Feb 20, 2018 3:42 PM CST AGE GAP
johnjjm: jaysus moll you have serious problems


Feck off JJ mumbling
Feb 20, 2018 3:58 PM CST AGE GAP
Age isn't the issue.

Power imbalance is an issue in relationships.

Age can impact upon power balance.
Feb 20, 2018 4:28 PM CST AGE GAP
jac_the_gripper: Age isn't the issue.

Power imbalance is an issue in relationships.

Age can impact upon power balance.


Maybe some people want a perceived power imbalance?
Feb 20, 2018 8:38 PM CST AGE GAP
Deedee123x: I think personally ten years is enough.
On either side...younger or older.

But its up to the two people themselves.
If they r happy then, be happy.



Yes it depends on the happiness they found in their relation .. hou gave me a perfect example yesterday so yes age gap also not so important ..
Feb 20, 2018 11:04 PM CST AGE GAP
Yes, I'm sure some people do want a power imbalance. The question for me is whether that's ethical if one person is too young and inexperienced to understand how that might work.

I listened to a radio programme today about introducing the same teacher/pupil codes of conduct with respect to relationships, grooming and harassment as there are in schools and colleges.

Although it's legal to have a s*xual relationship with a sixteen year old, there are restrictions in schools and colleges based upon the unequal distribution of power.

Apparently, there's quite a big problem with older driving instructors being in an enclosed space with unsuspecting, and currently unprotected, teenage women.
Feb 21, 2018 4:55 AM CST AGE GAP
jac_the_gripper: Yes, I'm sure some people do want a power imbalance. The question for me is whether that's ethical if one person is too young and inexperienced to understand how that might work.

I listened to a radio programme today about introducing the same teacher/pupil codes of conduct with respect to relationships, grooming and harassment as there are in schools and colleges.

Although it's legal to have a s*xual relationship with a sixteen year old, there are restrictions in schools and colleges based upon the unequal distribution of power.

Apparently, there's quite a big problem with older driving instructors being in an enclosed space with unsuspecting, and currently unprotected, teenage women.


If the person is either too young, or too old, of course it isn't as ethical.

A 90 year old man is as vulnerable as a 16 year old girl.

Maybe if all driving instructor cars had to have a camera on board it would protect both the instructor and the pupil?
Feb 21, 2018 5:32 AM CST AGE GAP
Yeah, there was no discussion about cameras.

I'm not sure why, because it seems like a good idea on many levels - documenting accidents, feedback of tuition and learner performance, etc.

One issue might be that cameras would have to be able the view knee level, as well as everywhere else. Another might be that codes of conduct might need to be introduced before monitoring those codes of conduct. Or maybe the suggestion of cameras might muddy the water in terms of getting legislation through.

I wonder about the implications of the added expense on sole traders - many struggle with the cost of the adapted cars as it is. Then there'll be how you monitor that sole traders are recording and storing footage.
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