Is age just a number?

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In high school, many teens or students believe that it is awkward to date someone much older or younger than you. However, adults sometimes don’t even pay attention to age like how they use too when they were younger. While people think that love is love, age doesn’t matter, I agree and disagree.

Yes, when you are in high school, age does matter. For example, it is weird for a seventh-grader to date a senior, but they’re only five years apart. When in reality, most people are in a relationship and they are over twenty years apart. I agree and disagree with this statement because it depends on the ages. Why would I support an eleven-year-old dating a twenty-five-year-old? In that situation, I wouldn’t support it even if they are in “love.” But in the future, if the girl was twenty years old and the man is now thirty-three years old, I wouldn’t see it as a problem.

While reading theodysseyonline.com, Glenn Rohrbacker states her opinion, “There are many disadvantages to dating someone that is not your age. I’m not talking about two, three, four or five years apart between both of you. I’m talking 10, 20, or even 30 years apart, and that isn’t alright. I’m not here to judge, I’m just making known what you are eventually going to find out the hard way, which is that large age gap relationships rarely work. Just think about it. If you’re 20, you’re either in college, just out of college, or just started working. If you date someone that is 30 or 40, they are in the stage of their life where they are already settled down or are seriously looking to soon.”

On elitedaily.com, Annette Szproch also states her opinion, “Experiences happen to people at different times in life, causing some to grow up faster or slower than the norm. You can be 24 years old with the mindset of a 45-year-old or vice versa. Though I’m not an expert in relationships by any means, ultimately, leave all judgment behind when you find someone truly special. No two people are the same, just like no two romances are the same. Take each person as he or she comes. I know lovers who are nine years apart and just as happy as those who are two months apart in age. Don’t close yourself off based on age, but take into consideration where people of different ages are in their lives. Just because someone is a certain age doesn’t mean he or she fits a certain status quo.”

I somewhat agree with both of these arguments, but I do believe that there is always a certain time to date a certain age.

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