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Is 14-Year Age Gap Too Much of a Difference to Date or Marry? (Revealed)

by Logan

We live in a society conforming to various ideological beliefs and past experiences. Generally speaking, when a unique glimpses at someone or something, they start to visualize and contextualize it according to their past experiences. Make decisions to label it acceptable or objectionable. After going through the mentioned lines, let’s align it with a robust relationship and dwell deep into age differences in a relationship.

In this article, we’ll cover different aspects of dating and marrying someone with an age difference of 10 to 15 years. The saying goes, “The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war.”

The mantra to love someone is to love yourself. Wait! What does that mean? This point drives home to trust and believe in yourself. If you are sincere with yourself and someone you adore, they could be the right person for you. More so, make yourself push your limit in the realm of love, whether it’s an ideological barrier or someone’s personal beliefs. You have to stand firm and robust.

To determine if you can date or marry someone, we first must know what a relationship is and how to find and choose the right romantic partner.

symbolic representation of love
two hands making a heart sign showing love.
Symbolic Representation of Love

What Is a Relationship?

A relationship is a romantic bond between two people who share similar feelings towards each other, such as a husband and wife.

In a relationship, people tend to share their thoughts, and feelings during the good and bad times.

How to Find a Partner?

  • Learn to let go of the fear of commitment before you start looking for a partner.
  • Be open and put yourself out there when socializing.
  • Get out of your comfort zone and take a walk in the park, meet new people and start a conversation.
  • Download dating apps; in our tech-dominated society, people have started meeting online and successfully scoring a date.
a couple showing affection without speaking
Affection Without Words

How to Choose the Right Partner?

You know how to find a partner. Now you have to choose the right one but don’t worry. We got your back:

  • First, be able to love yourself. Because if you’re not capable of loving yourself, how will you love someone else?
  • Find someone with similar interests and someone who shares similar hobbies.
  • Get to know them, and learn about what they like and dislike.
  • Go on dates, and hang out to see if you like them or not.
  • See if you both share a spiritual bond as well as a romantic one.
  • Be sure they respect your boundaries and find someone you can trust.

Now that we have a partner and are ready to move on to the next step, we must know what a marriage is.

What Is a Marriage?

A marriage is when two people legally agree to spend the rest of their lives with each other.

It’s concrete proof of the love you share for each other. It gives your relationship a base to build upon. It’s a contract like any other, but it comes with so much more: love, trust, and safety. But most importantly, it gives a feeling of belonging and a feeling of home. 

But you can’t marry anyone; you marry someone you trust, someone you would do anything for, and they would do the same no matter the cost, someone who is ready to love you when you are at your worst and is ready to pick you up when you fall.

Now let’s move on to the main heading. 

Is a 14-Year Age Difference Too Much to Date or Get Married?

A 14-year age gap between you and the person you like/love being a little too much would depend on how you’re with each other. From what has been listed above, do you see those traits in that person?

When you’re with them, if they don’t feel too immature or mature, there’s nothing wrong. But you might have a problem if you feel like they are. If you’ve been together all the time, the age difference never crossed your mind, you’re good. Because love has no limits, don’t jeopardize it because the age difference seems too much to others. It’s your relationship, not society’s.

If you feel safe, comfortable, and at peace when you’re with them, the age difference does not matter. What matters is that you love each other and are willing to make it work.

Suppose you trust them and can tell them your secrets without fearing them turning back on you. If you can be vulnerable with them without the fear of them using it against you. Suppose they laugh with you on your good days and cry with you on your bad ones. If you can mess and joke around with them, knowing they won’t be offended.

couple sitting on a rock in front of a lake together
couple sitting on a rock

Moreover, if you can argue with them and still feel safe, they won’t hurt you. Suppose they give you space when you need it. If they know your good and your wrong side, you’re good and bad habits, and they know you well enough to know your emotions through your straight face if you can talk to them about anything and everything without being judged. Suppose you can do silly little things with them and be happy. Then you have found the ONE.

After this, no age gap or anything should be able to come in between you.

“If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap; my mum was the breadwinner, and my dad was the househusband. I strongly believe that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.”

Katherine Jenkins

This leads us to the fact that love is blind. You don’t choose who you love. It just happens. Love is more than just numbers or what is right and wrong: love is impossible to explain in words. Love can be beautiful but painful simultaneously because that’s what love is. Love possesses no boundaries; giving up on something this beautiful and fragile just because of some numbers is just straight-up idiotic.

Don’t let something unique go just because you couldn’t overcome this difference or because of what society will think. Because in the end, it only comes down to the two of you. Society doesn’t care. It just imposes opinions.

“You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t even know you.”

Taylor Swift

Do what makes you happy and not what pleases and fulfills the needs of others.

A must-watch video briefing about the acceptable age gap for dating

Pros and Cons for Dating Someone With a Greater Age Gap

ProsCons
One person has more life experienceImmature younger person
More diverse relationshipDominance over one another
A perfect blend between youthfulness and maturityThoughts barrier
StabilityDifferent opinions
Pros and Cons

In Conclusion

  • The answer to that question depends on how your relationship is with the other person. If they feel too mature/immature, then yes it’s too much of a difference but if you both feel equal in the relationship then it doesn’t matter.
  • You don’t choose who you love; if you have fallen for someone younger/older and it’s working for you, then who cares about society’s standards?
  • Giving up on something that two people have and is special because of age alone is foolish. People should be more accepting and willing to challenge whatever comes in their way with their partner because that’s what love is.
  • Finally, at the end of the day, it’s your choice. You have to live with the person you decide to marry, not somebody else, so take this article with a grain of salt.

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