I understand that maybe God has someone planned for me outside of my age range-either up or down. In your example, the older one was the father-it usually is, but let's say the tables are turned. John, would you be willing to go up 18 years and date a 47 year old? There is nothing wrong with people dating others much younger or older, but I'm saying I'm not there yet. I'm attracted to people my own age, who have things in common with me.
Probably not, and I'll willingly admit (and probably be flamed for it) that I'm selfish when it comes to procreation and would like to be able to father 5+ kids with whoever I marry. That said, if it is Gods plan that I marry someone significantly older than He will lead me to that. I also don't believe in a "one" and that there are many I could marry who would be "the one" I love for the rest of my life, and who I can have a sanctifying marriage with, so the odds that none of those "many" are in their 20's and in conformity with my desires is very low.