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

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Thread: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So is the point of this thread to protest large age gaps or people under 18 getting married to middle-aged (and older) people?
    No. The point of the thread is to show that some people are behaving irrationally by being against marriage on the notion of icky, aka, same sex marriage.

    If it's okay for this obviously icky marriage to be approved....why not same sex? Just because we may find it unappealing and gross does not dictate that we prohibit such a marriage.

    See WHC who voted no for banning but is strongly against same sex marriage. I guess it's icky but okay if they're straight, but its icky and not okay if they're gay.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So is the point of this thread to protest large age gaps or people under 18 getting married to middle-aged (and older) people?

    If it's the first, I don't agree at all because if a 30 year old wants to marry a 70 year old...fine with me.

    If it's the second, I see the point but I have a problem banning someone from getting married even though they are old enough to have a child. I am not certain about this, but it seems to me once you can mother/father children, you probably should be able to marry.

    And vote for that matter...but that is for another thread.
    Clarification....I am referring to 16 and 17 year olds when I talk about marriage and voting...not 15 and under.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Argue my point.
    Thought I just did.. in a sarcastic way...
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If you are willing to assert yourself, and take it all the way to the mat (or to the top if need be), it is. I have never been treated as a second class citizen. I have never been discriminated against. Maybe it's just my attitude, and that I get the message across that I won't put up with it, but I have rarely seen any woman who was treated that way, without cause. I just don't think it's nearly as common as some would have you think.
    Will asserting yourself get you the paid maternity leave you need or is the government going to continue to ignore this fact of life?
    Will asserting yourself get you more representation politically, so that politicians can be more in touch with female issues? Or will they still continue to know what is best for us?
    Will asserting yourself get more women in high positions or will it make you be considered a loud-mouthed bitch?
    Will asserting yourself get you that job even if you're a plain jane?

    Maybe collectively, change can happen. But until then, your opinion is too simplistic. It's like me saying men should be more open-mnded and less judgemental and that should iron things out. Gender inequality issues are just waaaaay more complicated.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Thought I just did.. in a sarcastic way...
    Try again.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, Anna Nicole Smith and good ole Hugh comes to mind.
    He was tall, dark and handsome when he was sitting on his money.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    True, but that's not the point. Also, allegedly they're back together.

    Anywho, this isn't about where they went, it's about the function of icky-iness, they are just a good example.
    What's icky about a 51 year old man? My husband is 51 and there is nothing icky about him.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He was tall, dark and handsome when he was sitting on his money.
    This one wins the trophy today! :

    Good morning, tres borrachos.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What's icky about a 51 year old man? My husband is 51 and there is nothing icky about him.
    I agree. Some of the best looking men I have seen are 50 and older. While I appreciate the point that OC is trying to make, I am increasingly becoming upset with his calling 50+ year old men, and May-December romances "icky," seeing as how mine has lasted for almost 19 years.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I agree. Some of the best looking men I have seen are 50 and older. While I appreciate the point that OC is trying to make, I am increasingly becoming upset with his calling 50+ year old men, and May-December romances "icky," seeing as how mine has lasted for almost 19 years.
    My father was 18 years older than my mother. There was nothing icky about their union, and when my mother was 33 and my father was 51, I can guarantee she didn't consider him "icky". If she was only 16 the time, she still wouldn't consider him icky. She was in love, as I'm sure you are as well.

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