Do you think an age difference matters in a romantic relationship? What are the benefits and disadvantages inherent in an age difference? Is your opinion different for short term and long term relationships?
I am in an 18 year old relationship with a man who is 15 years older than I. When I was younger, I didn't see the age difference as an issue. Most days, I didn't even think about his age. I've always been more mature and he has always been more immature. Emotionally, we were the same age. As we've gotten older, the age difference has become more apparent. He has health issues. And, for the first time, I understand that I will be getting old without him.