You got a good point there. You experienced it and know really how it feels so I believe in you. True love requires true understanding, that's right. I like what you said.Age doesn't matter. Not to me, at least.
Let me surprise you a little. I'm a 16 years old (almost 17) and I was in a healthy relationship with a girl 8 years older than me. She's 24. Well, yeah.. the relationship didn't work but the reason for its failure wasn't exactly the age difference.
One falls in love with another person when they feel the other person completes them - understands them, they want to care for them no matter what happens, they feel truly happy when they're with them.. It's all about how emotionally bonded they can be. It's all about how much the other person emotionally understands the other person..fully. It's all about how compatible their thinking, views etc. are. That's the ONLY thing that matters. Doesn't matter how older or younger the person you've fallen in love with, is.. IT DOESN'T. True love requires true understanding.. it's a beautiful emotional bond that doesn't break easily. What has age got to do with that? Nothing, my friend.. Nothing.