I second that. It never ceases to amaze me how eager everyone is to dictate what is “acceptable” and what is not between consenting adults. I would be a rich man if I had a nickel for every “piece of advice” and “word of caution” I’ve heard offered to or about couples with “significant” age gaps.
I’m surprised we don’t have legislation in all of our home countries forbidding couples marrying with more than a 2-year age gap between them, because the level of vitriol out there for such couples is truly outstanding. In the United States at least, we have laws dictating acceptable genders, positions, orifices, toys, and number of people who may be in a marriage. So why not throw in age as well? I’ve probably heard at least as much nay saying and seen as much head shaking about people with an age gap marrying as I have regarding same-sex marriage, so why not throw them into the lot as well? It’s the will of the people!