(Quote) Sally-894891 said: I don't think there is anything wrong with it, if there is a pure thought to it and an appropriate d...
(Quote) Sally-894891 said: I don't think there is anything wrong with it, if there is a pure thought to it and an appropriate difference. Like 5 yrs are a different story than 15 yrs. But even a man being that much older i personally find inappropriate. I do believe though that everyone has a right to decide this for themselves without people judging them for it as it is their life. When it comes to Why it is acceptable for men to be older within society has to do I think with our nature. Men are capable of having children till death, where as women on average can't have children after 40. Also women usually mature earlier than men, so men who are older will equal the maturitylevel of a woman younger Personally I have always liked someone to be a little older than me, but I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with it being the other way around if It's done in a purely thought.
Actually Sally, some men are capable of having children until death, but some (maybe most) are not for a variety of reasons (some of which are due to dropoff in testosterone level that happens as men age.) Also, women are quite capable of having children very successfully in their 40's and even early 50's, however, the rate of Down's syndrome and perhaps other genetic diseases does increase after age 30-35 (and not just for the women, the increase in genetic disease in the newborn also does increase as the man's age increases). And, although women do generally mature earlier than men, this is significant really only when women are in their teens or early twenties, men do catch up to women by their mid-late 20's in emotional/psychological maturity - at least some do (sorry, I couldn't resist). And, since men on average die about 7 years before women, it would make a lot of sense for women to marry men about years younger if they want to spend the rest of their life together. (Of course, there are many exceptions to this, but these are the current statistics.)