I do think it matters.
In fact, my alarm bells would go off......because there really is little in common.
If the couple are 10-20 years difference, depending on the age of the youngest
person, in the relationship. So if he is 80 and she is say 65 it's fine.
If he is 50 and she is 30 it's fine.
If he is 60 and she is 25, then it really is not an equal union.
Something would 'feel wrong' to me.
I really do not believe in the saying ''age doesn't matter''.It really does!
If he has worked all his life, and she comes along and says''I can make your life better."
Younger women may be able to do just that''make it better'' in some ways, but it's not true love.
What it could well be is $.
That is unfair to his family,and a lot of older men just don't think.
looking at the pic...... I have enclosed of one famous young woman...marrying one very very old man.It looks wrong, feels wrong, and really is wrong in so many ways.
Yes common sense tells you this, of course age matters, not a few years but a large age gap signals trouble I reckon....even if both are getting their part of the deal ie generally the man..Isex sex sex and the woman...money, money money!!! Sort of joking here, that's the old fogy with the young blonde scenario. Agree with Finy in her comments....
Upto a certain extent. I think if you're under 20 and dating someone who is 4-5 years younger than you, then it's not really a good sign. However, I think that changes if you go beyond your years (not 20, but more like upto 10 perhaps?). I'm a bit unsure on this one though, to be honest. My partner and I have a 6 year age gap, and it sometimes shows in our relationship - in good ways and bad.
I guess it depends on the people involved and how willing they are (if a long term relationship) to face the realities such a huge age gap can bring, like the person getting old and possibly sick earlier. I'm talking about a bigger gap than 10 years here though, ten years doesn't seem that huge to me. Traditionally, women would marry someone 5 or 6 years older and it seems to work.
I think in practical terms it does matter as it may affect the choices and decisions in the relationship. But I have seen relationships with an age different of 10 up to 20 and they have worked out for the best.
I have been in a relationship with a woman 18 years younger. As she was a person with a Masterís degree I assumed that she was intelligent enough to make her own decisions. The relationship worked out well for both of us for 5 years. During this time she was happy and prosperous. I have had a call from the brother advising me things have gone very badly for her since the separation. Her sisters relentlessly campaigned against me using every dirty trick in the book to break us up. Then the daughter joined in the war against me 24/7 and was an expert in the art of hatred it became too much for us to bear. Now they are complaining about the need to clean up the mess they created in her life. It is not the couple with age gap that have the issue.
I don't think a few years matters too much but, when you have 30/40 years age gap, problems could set in. Obviously generational differences, physical capabilities and health issues could come into play. However, we all have free choice, so it is up to the individuals concerned.