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Mai
Expert May 2011

Relationship Age Gaps in Modern Society

Mai, on June 21, 2021 at 3:02 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 38

Is your Mental Age More Important Than Your Chronological Age?

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Latest activity by Mai, on June 23, 2021 at 2:24 PM
  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    In my opinion, neither are important. Personalities, goals, & values are the important things & that’s not necessarily attached to either mental or physical age.
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    Super December 2020
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    I think that’s a very difficult question because it depends on the situation. 18 year old with someone 10+ years older is different than someone 30 and being with a partner 10+ years older than them.
    I worry about people that are younger and easy to be taken advantage of as they haven’t experienced life much. But even then, each relationship is different so there’s not one answer fits all to this question.
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  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    But I guess if I had to pick one it would be mental age!
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  • Mai
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    Why thank you!

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  • Mai
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    I was trying to get the facts, by experiences

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    Super December 2020
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    Sorry i answered
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  • Sarah
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    I think chronological age is more important until your brain is done developing (right around age 25). After that, I think it’s fine to develop relationships with anyone of any age as long as your goals are the same. I do think there are a lot of circumstances that can change whether a relationship is appropriate though, with or without an age gap.
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    Super July 2020
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    I agree with Anais and Sarah. It depends how young the younger person is. Chronological age is absolutely important up until mid-20s.
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  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    My FH is 12 yrs my junior. He is 29, I am 41. We have been dating for nearly 6 yrs. I have 2 children from a prior relationship. Age (mental or biological) has never been an issue in our relationship, either to us or to anyone else we know. Happy to answer any questions you have about my experience :-)
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    Super July 2020
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    So he was 17 when you started dating…? Sounds problematic.
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  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    How did you do your math?
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  • C
    Super July 2020
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    If it was a 29 year old man and a 17 year old girl that would never have flown. Wild.
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  • C
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    Wrong. That’s how I did it. My bad.
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    Super December 2020
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    29 - 6 is 23 though not 17
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  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    This is true…this would be a crime. No one should do this. Lol
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    Super July 2020
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    One would hope!! Sorry again lol
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  • Christy
    Devoted April 2022
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    It’s ok! I can see how I worded it may have been confusing.
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  • Mai
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    Thank you Sarah

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  • Mai
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    Point taken

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  • Mai
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    Totally agreed that it depends.

    My BFF is dating a 20 yrs younger than her...

    It's being good until age catch up

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