Up for Debate: Is an age gap limit important in relationships? No

Age is just a number these days.

As long as you love someone dearly, who cares about other people questioning your motives on marrying someone a lot younger or a lot older?

It shouldn’t matter whether the age gap is five, 10, 15 or even 50 years. As long as you love and care for that significant other, that’s all that matters.

Honestly, as long as both people are of legal age and if everything is within the law, without harming others, it shouldn’t be anyone else’s business.

Recently, five years ago, people questioned other people when there was an age gap of more than 12 years.

However, if you look at today’s society, having a big age gap is not weird as long as you truly love that significant other.

Just look at Tom Cruise, 49, and Katie Holmes, 32; they have a 17-year age gap.

Michael Douglas, 67, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 42; they have a 25-year age gap.

Sometimes, as women grow up and go from high school to college, a lot of them look for men to connect with.

However, men around that age would be either partying, doing drugs and wasting time.

A lot of times, men who are at a younger age might only think about sex and think about how to get into woman’s pants.

Sometimes women want men who are mature enough physically, spiritually and mentally. They want men who can take care of them.

People in today’s society who are disgusted with big age gaps only look at the outside appearance of the couple and get grossed out.

However, you really need to look deeper. You really need to see what kind of advantages there are in having a big age gap.

As long as the couple shares the same vision, has common interests, similar goals and feels attracted to one another, then why not?

I’m not saying everyone on this planet should marry someone 50 years older or younger. There is no such thing as a too big of an age gap in relationships.

People say that in order for couples that have big age gaps to be successful, it is imperative that they keep an open line of communication and they really need to be dedicated with each other.

So are couples with small age gaps exempt from this rule?

I don’t think so.