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Age: probably depends on each individual.
There are things you may want to consider for the future, of course, but I don't believe age would be a road block or an obstacle to run away from. Like I jokingly mentioned to a friend of mine earlier today, "Women mature quicker than men so if he's 10 years older than me, we should be about the same age in maturity."
Some factors you may want to consider is if there are children involved or if you want to have children if you get married. If you end up getting married and there is a huge gap in age one might run into medical issues long before the other one does. But.. can you really be count on any relationship not ever facing that? The question I would ask myself if I dated someone much younger would be.. what if he finds himself attracted to a younger woman? It really does depend on the individuals and how much they trust each other to be there no matter what.. should the relationship go that far.. Personally, if I were to search based on age, it would be around 12 years in either direction. Not sure if this helped any but just my 2 cents. :)
And the factor of trust is another issue. Honestly, if i dated a man a lot older than me, I cannot guarantee looking at younger men and maybe, just maybe, wish something else. I definitely would not cheat like date someone else while in a relationship, but I cannot guarantee my thoughts would not cheat, if there's such a thing. Something to really think about and be super sure once someone decides on doing this.
Thanks in advance to those who will take time to reply.
"Women mature quicker than men so if he's 10 years older than me, we should be about the same age in maturity."