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Age difference in our relationship. I'm 41, my girlfriend is 27. Common in Polska?


markcooper 4 | 80  
27 Apr 2009 /  #1
Hi all I am new to this forum and would be interested in peoples views relating to a set of events which has happend to me of late.

Bascially I have entered in to a relationship with the polish girl who works in our local polish shop in leytonstone / london. What started of as a bit of a fling has now resulted in her asking for somthing more serious and a bit more committement. So much so that she now wants to take me back to polski land to meet maama and papa !!! The only issue is the age difference.

Her 27, a really nice girl, educated, switched on and the icing on the cake is she is very good looking.

Me 41, although told i pass for a lot younger. Ex miliary, decent job do lots of sports and am quite independant.

To be honest I am quite flattered to say the least. As she pretty much has the pick of the bunch. That includes loads from her social group who are more in line with her age.

Ive got my own mind and have decided to go for this. It would raise eyebrows here in the uk as there is a noticeble difference in the age. A couple of friends have worked in Poland. They say that age differences in relationships are more common over there and it would go un-noticed. I would be interested in peoples opinions on this forum.

ie Do you think the age gap is so large that at some point differences will occur and it will be difficult to keep things going ? and also is age gaps in relationships more common than here over in poland ? thanks Mark.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
27 Apr 2009 /  #2
Do you think the age gap is so large

i dont. dont think too much. good luck.
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
27 Apr 2009 /  #3
you look like Andrew Eldritch in you tag / photo !!! lol
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
27 Apr 2009 /  #4
There is an age gap, but I don't think it's extremely large.

Relationships can be difficult if you are in different stages of life, maybe not in the beginning but later. But if you don't experience this kind of problem there is nothing wrong with this age difference.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
27 Apr 2009 /  #5
you look like Andrew Eldritch in you tag / photo !!! lol

its him
IronsE11 2 | 442  
27 Apr 2009 /  #6
Bascially I have entered in to a relationship with the polish girl who works in our local polish shop in leytonstone / london.

Is that the Polski Sklep next to The Walnut Tree? If so, good lad. She seems like a nice girl and helped me with my Polish bacon query a while back.

So much so that she now wants to take me back to polski land to meet maama and papa !!! The only issue is the age difference.

If she's prepared to invite you to meet the family, I shouldn't imagine there will be a problem.

Go for it.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
27 Apr 2009 /  #7
It would raise eyebrows here in the uk as there is a noticeble difference in the age.

Since when? Men have always dated younger girls in the UK It's 13 years difference hardly kiddle fiddling! Maybe if you were the one who was 27 and she the 41 it might have caused a bit of a stir a few years ago, but these days it's even acceptable for women to date younger men.

Stop thinking too much about it or it will cause a problem.
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
27 Apr 2009 /  #8
markcooper:
you look like Andrew Eldritch in you tag / photo !!! lol
its him

Used to really like the S O M. Saw them loads in the early days ( 1981 - 88). Went crap later on mind you. Still have the orignals for body electric,dammage done, etc etc and still sound great today on he record player.
Mister H 11 | 761  
27 Apr 2009 /  #9
It would raise eyebrows here in the uk as there is a noticeble difference in the age.

Would it ?

Maybe a little, but not considering she is 27. If she was 17 and you were 31, then you might have a point. As it is, she is old enough to know what she wants.

As long as she is financially independent and not after any cash you might have, then I say relax and enjoy it.

If your only issue is the age-gap, then I say that there is no issue. If you think things are going too fast generally, then that's a whole different thing.
Softsong 5 | 495  
27 Apr 2009 /  #10
Yes, your age gap is relatively small. I know many people with 30 year gaps, either a YW/OM or OW/YM.

For more support you could visit:

www.agelesslove.com

They have many happy stories to tell! :-)
Arien 3 | 721  
27 Apr 2009 /  #11
Since when? Men have always dated younger girls in the UK It's 13 years difference hardly kiddle fiddling! Maybe if you were the one who was 27 and she the 41 it might have caused a bit of a stir a few years ago, but these days it's even acceptable for women to date younger men.

Girls still giggle about it though..

;)

Stop thinking too much about it or it will cause a problem.

You know what?

:)

I agree with you!
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
27 Apr 2009 /  #12
No problrm with that Mark - go for it.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
27 Apr 2009 /  #13
[quote=markcooper]
I would be interested in peoples opinions on this forum.
ie Do you think the age gap is so large that at some point differences will occur and it will be difficult to keep things going ? and also is age gaps in relationships more common than here over in poland ? thanks Mark.

Mark, at age 27 she is ready to settle, she is looking prob for a man not a boy
to be with.. apparently she sees more in you and feels comfortable around you.
I think your obviously her pick.

as for age gaps, if you were a 41 year old man lookin at a 19 year old then yeah
I think heads would turn. my thoughts are who cares what other people think its
really your life and what makes you happy, not what makes others happy, your
not doing it to please them now are you?
The only person you have to answer to at the end of the day is yourself.

it sounds promising, best of luck for you both ;)
Let us know when the wedding is so we can crash it ;) LOL
Pani_Polska - | 89  
27 Apr 2009 /  #14
To be honest I am quite flattered to say the least. As she pretty much has the pick of the bunch. That includes loads from her social group who are more in line with her age.

Looks like she picked you!!! As long as you are both honest and sincere, love is love! She is a grown woman, its not like she is barely 18, she is close to 30 now. By that time, such an age difference is not important. Best of luck to you both!

Do you think the age gap is so large that at some point differences will occur and it will be difficult to keep things going ? and also is age gaps in relationships more common than here over in poland ? thanks Mark.

You will see those kind of age differences over there as well.
pgtx 30 | 3,158  
27 Apr 2009 /  #15
Ive got my own mind and have decided to go for this.

so don't ask people... you shouldn't care what others think as long as you love her...

Do you think the age gap is so large that at some point differences will occur and it will be difficult to keep things going ?

if we say 'yes', are you gonna dump her?

stop being silly and go enjoy the time with your gf...

geez people...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
27 Apr 2009 /  #16
I remember my in-laws to be were concerned that I was only three years older than their daughter and that she needed someone older on the grounds that males were typically immature. How right they were.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
27 Apr 2009 /  #17
Aw I doubt it, it really depends on personality. Sure, females seem to mature faster than males but we have our fallbacks as well. I dont think age is really important, if you are "too close in age" or what have you. If you love her and she loves you then forget it!
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
27 Apr 2009 /  #18
I'm 41, my girlfriend is 27

I think you are lucky guy ;)
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
27 Apr 2009 /  #19
markcooper:
Ive got my own mind and have decided to go for this.
so don't ask people... you shouldn't care what others think as long as you love her...

markcooper:
Do you think the age gap is so large that at some point differences will occur and it will be difficult to keep things going ?
if we say 'yes', are you gonna dump her?

stop being silly and go enjoy the time with your gf...

geez people...

well no i would not dump her. As I said " Ive got myown mind and have decided to go for this".... I was interested in others opinions. Not to say I am going to act of others opinions.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
28 Apr 2009 /  #20
Her 27

congrats! :D
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
28 Apr 2009 /  #21
yes !.....................she may become Mrs Cooper (!)
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
28 Apr 2009 /  #22
Cooper

Kuper in polish means birds bottom. But Mrs Birdsbottom also sounds fine.
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
28 Apr 2009 /  #23
Mrs Birdsbottom ? I do not know if you are taking the pxxx to be honest ha ha.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
28 Apr 2009 /  #24
i'm deadly serious. the colloquial meaning of kuper is bottom,arse. So for example Mini Cooper means tiny arse.
espana 17 | 910  
28 Apr 2009 /  #26
markcooper

the love doesnt have ages , colours , or religions ,so be happy, relax and and shut it
boumbam - | 1  
28 Apr 2009 /  #27
Marc now that she has gone serious on you are having second thoughts!!! You seem to be comfortable in your single shoes and is this why at 41 you have not settled? Follow your heart as once you experience the family values and lifestyle in Poland you will not regret it .

There is an awful wrong misconception about Polish girls being "after your money" . This is Untrue.There is however an old common Communist heritage in a big proportion of the polish girls in that they tend to perceive you as the breadwinner and they will be happy to maintain the home and bear your child and COOK!!!!!! Having been married for a good 20 years to an independent high flying Wester girl you can imagine how I crave for such great Eastern promise!!! Go for it Marc boy
plk123 8 | 4,150  
28 Apr 2009 /  #28
This is Untrue.

rofl... yeah it is.

Follow your heart as once you experience the family values and lifestyle in Poland you will not regret it .

or you'll run so fast you won't know when to stop.
Lir  
28 Apr 2009 /  #29
Ive got my own mind and have decided to go for this

Good.

Ex miliary

Is that why you were asking for posters opinions and views ? The Army is quite regimented and maybe your way of thinking needs to change a bit now :)

Follow your heart

Always :)

Go for it Marc boy

Absolutely :)
OP markcooper 4 | 80  
29 Apr 2009 /  #30
markcooper:
Ive got my own mind and have decided to go for this
Good.
markcooper:
Ex miliary
Is that why you were asking for posters opinions and views ? The Army is quite regimented and maybe your way of thinking needs to change a bit now :)
boumbam:
Follow your heart
Always :)
boumbam:
Go for it Marc boy
Absolutely :)

It was not the army it was the airforce which is completley different and I would say compared to corporate jobs i have had in the city ( london). My current job is more regimented . I was asking for posters opinions and views that is true. But not to act upon. Just out of interest.

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