In some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol.Men aren’t the only ones who date younger people, though, and the archetype of the “cougar”—an older woman dating a younger man—is rapidly becoming a part of the public consciousness.
As people get older, age difference means less and less.
Obviously, a 40-year-old marrying a 20-year-old will be questioned, while no one will think twice about an 80-year-old marrying a 60-year-old.
However, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that indicates this.
Age can be important in a marriage, but it is far less important than other issues such as salvation, spiritual maturity, compatibility, etc.
And, that is why when we start developing feelings for people outside of our age brackets, we think our feelings are wrong.
We often put up walls and flee for the mountains, but before shutting the door on the chance at love, think about your potential lover’s maturity level.
Dear Mona, What is the average age difference among couples?
My partner and I are 28 years apart, so I’m sure we’re an outlier, but by how much?
The only warning regarding age in marriage is to avoid marrying someone young for lustful purposes, and avoid marrying someone older for money.
The best course of action is to pray to God for wisdom concerning any prospective relationship (James 1:5).
Sometimes a significant age gap makes a relationship impossible.