No matter how much you love your grandma, no 21-year-old wants to be stuck with an eighty-year-old who just wants to sit at home and watch reruns of .
Since we should be dating people with the long term in view, future concerns such as limited mobility, sickness, or even increased chances of ending up alone in your old age aren't something to laugh at.
She, in fact, asked me out first, which was a gesture I greatly appreciated and one that I later reciprocated.
However, I remember that our age difference seemed to be something of a big deal to her sister.
People say “age is just a number” all the time, but do they practice what they preach? Age signifies so much more than just a number: it can reflect your maturity, your stage in life, and your experience. Not every 21-year-old is on the same playing field--some are already gearing up for the ninth inning while others are just jumping into the dating game.
Age shouldn't be your only grading critieria, but it should be a serious consideration.
Many women who date younger men, whatever the age gap may be, find that they have the unfortunate label of “cougar” attached to them.
It can give new meaning to the phrase, “Rise and shout, the Cougars are out!
Not long ago, I read a biography of Church President John Taylor and learned that his first wife, Leonora Cannon Taylor, was 12 years older than he was!
In other words: A few years really shouldn’t matter all that much in the eternal perspective.