Age Is Just A Number: 23-Year-Old Woman Defends Her Marriage to 71-Year Old Man To Those Who Criticised It

Family & Kids

April 16, 2019 12:12 By Mambee

Only a few men have come to understand the workings of women fully. Women make most of their decisions based on emotions, and it gives room to wonder why they prefer to be with older men.

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Well, here are a few reasons why:

1. Older men are better listeners;

2. They have more experience, both in bed and in life;

3. They offer better security.

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Our love is real!

23-year-old Lorie fe Dales from Cebu, Philippines, has hit back at people who called her a ’mail-order bride.’

Lorie is married to Thomas Greig, a 71-year-old from Wallasey. She claims they are very much in love despite their age difference.

Lorie and Thomas met on Facebook in 2014 and Thomas immediately fell for her looks.

Although Lorie was doubtful at first due to his age, their similar personalities convinced her they were meant to be together.

Their first date was in July 2014 in the Philippines, when Thomas came for her birthday. All of Lorie’s fears flew away at that instant, and they fell in love.

Thomas proposed to her a few months later, and the happy couple got married in January 2015 in a quiet ceremony.

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A year later, the couple welcomed their daughter Mary.

Though their families at first had a hard time accepting the relationship, Lorie explained that their love had convinced everyone around them of their happiness.

Thomas now travels to the Philippines every year and stays for five months at a time, and while sometimes it is difficult being away from one another, the happy couple has made it work for years.

However, people on the internet have condemned the relationship, calling Lorie a ‘mail-order-bride,’ meaning Thomas bought himself a young bride.

Lorie has replied to them by saying her family’s happiness is all that matters to her.  

” Our relationship hasn't been easy so far, there have been ups and downs, but we both reassure each other, and we are always happily married. Our daughter recognizes her daddy as we always talk and see each other on Skype video.”

How to deal with age difference in relationships

In order for your relationship with someone of a different age bracket to work, you need to understand the following things:

1. Communication is key;

2. As the older one, understand you might be more emotionally mature than your spouse. While as the younger one, understand you might be the caregiver.

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3. Be ready for anything. Be flexible.

At the end of the day, happiness is all that matters. And just like Lorie and Thomas, if you find someone who makes you happy, then you should go for it!

Family is the biggest treasure of all! That is why it is so important to appreciate each other. Here is one more compelling story to prove that.


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