I come from a middle classed family from southindia. I am a graduate, i have a job and I get ok ok salary, just about meeting my expenses.
My mother wants me to marry a traditional girl who is 12 years younger to me. she is 18. I am 30. the girl has studied 10+2 and stopped after.
My mother feels that we know the girl from childhood and she is very well natured/decent and will take care of my family and me very well. I agree with her on that aspect.
I told her all my friends will laugh as 12 years gap is big and she says my parents are also 12 years apart and there was no problem... the girls family also likes me.. and the girl is also aware since childhood that both families are thinking about our possible match.... she also likes me.
Is age a big problem(my opinion on this is 50-50).... is it worth confronting parents and doing arranged marriage outside and taking a risk of not getting a adjustable partner, who might not care about my parents.... also note that my earnings are not that great.