age matters until you become 16; after that, maturity should take priority and i don't mean in deciding about marriage or having kids, just that a 16 year old can have better understanding of the world than say a 30 year old. maturity would imply knowledge that you wouldn't marry or have children if you have no means of supporting this or developing in a healthy way with this
Maturity definitely beats age. A lot of younger folks now are so bratty and such I always have minimal contact with them. (Then again not all younger people are immature). Partially why I'm more attracted to older people.
Nowadays, since I've gone to college, age hasn't been a big deal.
I never discuss my age unless someone asks how old I am.
But a lot of people think I am older than I really am because of my maturity. And if they think I am younger than I look they make note that I am pretty mature.