Mates that get into this type of trap are going to have more relationship problems that have nothing to do age differences.
Every person has his or her own ideas of how a mate should be.
Putting God first can make a difference in how couples tackle their problems.
Couples with no age gaps are still plagued by divorce.
Before tying the knot a man and woman who are in love need to share with each other what their interests are so there will be no surprises later.
Some sources say that men often marry younger women because the survival rate of having healthy children increases.
"Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward" (Psalm 127:3).
Socially things can get a little awkward when there are age differences in marriage.
Hanging out with friends can be awkward if there is a big gap in interests.
Also, if one mate is a saver and the other one likes to spend there will be some disagreements.
If both like to save then that is a good thing but if both like to spend then there are going to be problems with balancing finances.
Credit card debt is the worse kind because of all of the added fees and high interest rates.
Paying the minimum monthly payments will probably not have much effect on the overall balance owed.
An older partner may not relish the idea of partying all night or taking a vacation involving extreme sports.