When is an age gap in a relationship ok or is it never ok? Are we getting more acceptable to age gaps in relationships now as they are becoming more common? People seemed to be more acceptable to a man going out with a younger woman and this has been going on in society for a number of years. If the woman is a lot younger and the man past retirement age though then a lot of eyebrows are raised and the woman is then called a gold digger, as she could never be interested romantically in a man old enough to be her grandfather, or could she? We will never know the answer to that unless you are one of the couple. Older men going out a younger woman are not called anything or referred to as anything, well maybe lucky by their friends.
When did cougars appear? Do you have to be over a certain age to be a cougar as if you have a younger man he is then called a toy boy, how old can a toy boy be? Is there a set age for any of this or does it just depend how old or young you look. If your over 40 your a cougar with a younger man. If your under 40 with a younger man the he is a toy boy, can you be a cougar with a toy boy?
Older men or women going out with another person under the age of 20 are called cradle snatchers. Does the younger person know what they want at that age or are they just trying it out? Would a marriage work with an age difference and one being so young with no life experiences?
It seems that what ever the age difference is between people we all have something to say about it even if we agree with it. I have known relationships with age differences and some have worked and some have not but you could say the same thing about any relationship, there is no guarantee that any will work, how ever much you are in love at the time.
My husband was the only person I went out with that was older than me, other boy friends have all been younger! I know which I prefer lol