View Poll Results: Marraiges with large age gaps should be banned

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  • Yes, because it's icky

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Thread: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I was 1 year old the year he joined the Army. I tease him about that all the time. When we got together, I was 30 and he was 48. We were already adults, and had both been through really, really bad relationships before. We knew what it was like to have it bad, so neither of us was going to let our age difference get in the way of a fantastic relationship otherwise.
    I can relate to that. Very similar story. We met when I was 32 and he was 45. Live and learn!

    He has told me, "I wish I'd met you when we were younger." I tell him, "You'd have gone to jail!!"
    The age difference provides endless sources of humor! My oldest sister-in-law is 7 months younger than my mother. My "niece" and I are the same age.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
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    There's nothing hotter than a touch of bad boy speaking "Bostonian."

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Should marriages between people where the age gap is 20+ years be banned because you find it icky?

    Case in point:

    Courtney Stodden, age 16 married a guy ages 51.

    EDIT: Oh Hum..I guess she did admit she got implants.
    I support changing the minimum age for marriage, under any circumstances, to 18. Otherwise its no ones business but the couple involved.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doppelgangirl View Post
    I can relate to that. Very similar story. We met when I was 32 and he was 45. Live and learn!



    The age difference provides endless sources of humor! My oldest sister-in-law is 7 months younger than my mother. My "niece" and I are the same age.
    That's freaking crazy!

    My father was 2 years younger than his mother in law (my grandmother).

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I didn't realize that some states allow such a thing. All I want to see is some consistency. How can someone not be adult enough to drink a beer, fight in a war, vote, open a bank account, become an organ donor, serve on a jury, make a will, be tried as an adult, buy cigarettes, buy fireworks, get a tattoo, get piercings, watch certain films, etc. etc., but they're somehow old enough to marry?

    I'm also a bit concerned about having a third party making marital decisions for someone else. What kind of things does that open us up to? What if the parents pressure the child into marrying someone they don't want?

    So like I said, I just want to see some consistency. Are you an adult at 16 or at 18? Why can parents override the law for something as big as marriage but they can't for just about anything else?
    It's pretty consistent in western countries.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's freaking crazy!

    My father was 2 years younger than his mother in law (my grandmother).
    It makes for interesting holidays!


    His brother/sister-in-law are worst of all! He is 51 and she is 24 now. We all became "coupled" around the same time, and our first double date was a New Years/ Birthday bash. She & I literally have the same birthday (12-28)... 12 yrs apart!

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doppelgangirl View Post
    It makes for interesting holidays!


    His brother/sister-in-law are worst of all! He is 51 and she is 24 now. We all became "coupled" around the same time, and our first double date was a New Years/ Birthday bash. She & I literally have the same birthday (12-28)... 12 yrs apart!

    Whenever things in life get deja vu weird, I find myself humming "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas."
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    I'd say it depends on the people involved.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    There can be a 100 year gap but as long as both parties are legal adults then they should be allowed to get married.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I'd say it depends on the people involved.
    To clarify - if they're both adults it's legal and in no way should be banned, but I would say that the....quality...of the union depends on the two persons involved.

    If one is underage, I find it questionable at best, even if parent/guardian(s) agree.
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