I know you probably have heard the saying, “Age is just a number”. Most people use it when they want to encourage themselves or an older lady to go into a relationship with a younger man.
Now, this topic is highly debatable but here is what I think: I think that in the whole game of love, there is no sure rule on how to play the cards. So to marry a younger man or not is entirely dependent on you!
I do know a couple I admire so much,they would be marking their twenty-third wedding anniversary in a few days time and guess what? The husband is about two years younger than the wife. Trust me, when you see them, you would never know except you are told!
When a lady marries a younger man, there may be the temptation to see him as “less” and then submission becomes an issue especially if she happens to be more mature than he is. When this happens, the relationship begins to go downhill (You know men and their ego na)
PS: Maturity is not age!
See my sister, as long as you do not have a problem with submission (which is a very key factor in sustaining a good marriage), I do not see a problem with marrying a younger man. After all, I am sure you would agree with me that age does not determine your maturity level – I have seen young men of age 18 that act like they are 25 (and vice-versa). I am telling you, but for their looks, you would never be able to tell their age.
I tell younger ladies: Make sure your man is someone you can respect, younger or older, It just makes everything easier! Then the whole talk of you submitting or not would not exactly be an issue because naturally the respect is there.
But then, like I always say: “Moderation is key“: As a woman, is dating someone over 5 years younger than you advisable? I don’t think so.
If you are bold enough to pull this dating-younger thing off, I also think it’s advisable to keep it to yourself. Telling all your family and friends is not the way to go, if not for anything but for your man’s sake.
To conclude, I really think that age is just a number, and it is all about how you handle the entire situation. Think of it this way: would it really be such a big deal for you to submit to or even have a crush on your boss, even if he was younger than you were? And especially if he was a nice fellow? So why is it such a big deal when you are in love?
I would love to hear from you: when it comes to relationships, is Age more than a Number? Comment below!