Back in my 20’s, I dated 3 men who were 18 – 20 years older than me.
While I enjoyed each relationship, none of them got serious. I ended up marrying Joe who was 4 yrs younger than me (and he STILL died first).
Two out of the three men I dated are dead.
Marrying either one of the two would have resulted in being a widow BEFORE the age of 40.
So I guess being a widow at an age society considers young, was my destiny.
The Third Man
If I had married the 3rd, I would have a husband now in his 70’s. Hopefully in good health but you never know. I could be pushing him around in his wheelchair and changing diapers.
Entering Into A May-December Romance
Would I enter into a May-December romance at this time of my life? No. What would I possibly want with a man in his 30’s or in his 70’s?
I want and need men friends of all ages but that is it – friendship only. However, the friendship is “Gone With The Wind” once a man enters into a romantic relationship with another woman, but that is the subject for another post.
Michele’s Romantic Want
What I want (somewhere down the road) is a man 2 – 4 years older or younger than me. Hopefully we will be blessed with at least 25 years of good health, happiness and prosperity before health issues arise. I know challenges will come our way but together with God we will handle them.
My sister and mom are proof that love conquers age differences. Mom’s marriage to step-dad lasted over 20 years and Sis and Brother-in-Law are close to celebrating 30 years.
So does age matter in a relationship? Not if it is true love because…
Love Never Fails
1st Corinthians 13:8
So is your love for your lover or spouse true whether you are close in age or far apart?